This is what I found when I opened the dishwasher last night. The whole blade of the knife was sheared off. I theorized to Josh that it was metal fatigue. See, this is why your mother told you not to put the silver and the bone china in the dishwasher! Not only is the gold leaf washed from the crockery, the cutlery develops a dark patina and blades from your heirloom knives can just BREAK IN TWO!
This was a knife my Gran bought at Greenacres.
I am going back to handwashing the knives. I am offering myself as a life lesson to girls embarking on household management. Use borax, wash the good stuff by hand and Listen to Your Mother.