First thing, I know I get what I pay for. I really like the style and shape of the blade so when they were on sale at Kohl's, I picked a couple up. The other day the inevitable happened, I dropped it on the floor.
The good news was it landed on the back end of the handle and the blade did not suffer any damage.
The bad news is it landed on the back end of the handle and the handle split. I notice this is common in the larger handles of the other ones in the store. The grain is running the long way and must not be very stout.
Do I try to send it back and since the line was not on the Chicago Cutlery website would it get repaired or replaced? Outside of not dropping them, how can I make sure this does not happen again? I am thinking of a shot of superglue to stabilize the crack. Or possibly a handle replacement surgery?