First off, this forum is amazing! I've been finding amazing information in every thread. I really like the culture of this forum: these knives are tools, not decorations...and cheaper is better. Other knife forums are full of ill-informed collectors that don't use their knives, or really understand them, that buy $200 knives made of 440A. I myself have done my homework(and have the spreadsheets to prove it); however, I have a question about high-carbon stainless steel blades(VG10 and 'above'). Can they really absorb impact well enough to not shatter at, let's say, 240mm length? My fear is dropping a knife, or accidentally hitting something, and the knife snaps in two. Needless to say, this would pose a serious risk and I do not want microsurgery. Conventional wisdom in the other forums is that even these quality stainless steels can not be used for long blades because they are too brittle, especially at the HRC these knives are at. So long story short, if I drop a 240mm solid VG10 gyuto at 59+ HRC from the counter onto the floor, how likely is it to snap in two? I imagine this to be the worst case scenario, but some of you guys may have seen accidents I can't imagine. To be clear, I am asking about a knife made of just VG-10(not clad with cheap stainless).