Some folks would call something like that flaw on their stuff, as a "character mark", and tried to pass it off without a thought for others... You didn't.
Proud of ya that ya offered the knife up to be seen as it is, & let folks know what happened. I think sadly, that many folks wouldn't have done that. And since ya did show it to everyone , doing that my friend, I believe is a mark of YOUR good character, Red. Good on ya for the honesty!
ETA: I have been watching & waiting for a Redneck knife. Perhaps one of these? Time will tell. My wishes sometimes overwhelm my wallet. Discipline helps.