@Jack Black - It doesn't show as much and is not as severe as Harvey's but the red streak in this rosewood covered mark side cover is definitely a crack that runs from the heel of the cover right up to the pin at the bolster. I'm not complaining - just saying. If I use the edge of my thumbnail and draw it across the streak/crack it will catch on the edge of the streak crack. I'll try to get a better picture of it up later. By the way, this is not a knife supplied from you. It is from a dealer in Wales.