How did it end up in a burning trash barrel if you don't mind me asking?
How bad is the bend?
While cleaning up after the gift opening, the box must have fell into or was swept up into the trash.
The bend is 1/8th" or more starting from the middle of the blade turning left. I doesn not seem to be twisted just a slight turn to the left. I have tried to bend it back with short light tugs but it just doesn't want to go there. so maby all the tenper is not gone.
I may end up just cleaning it up a little and re-scale it for a wall hanger. I have 2 other knives that may never get used again but hold sentimental value. May end up as a nice display :)