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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    Maxim, you are a most honest vendor and deserve much respect for coming forward and setting this straight!

    Cheers!
    aye.. very punny

  2. #12
    Usually mono steel flexes and you don't see this problem unless enough force is applied resulting in bending.
    However, thin knives can bend like this and stays like this especially clad knives.
    Even during sharpening a blade if a blade becomes hot (due to the use of hot water on your stone or heat by friction) your blade can bend.
    When this happens, the remedy that always worked for me is
    1. place your blade on a flat surface
    2. place a towel or something on the blade to protect your hand
    3. place one hand (palm) on top of 2 and press down
    4. apply force with your other hand by lifting up the knife handle to flatten your blade.
    Just do this gently until a blade becomes flat.
    I've done it with a few knives including a couple of yanagibas.

  3. #13
    thank you guys for your kind words

    Just to make clear knife was not bend, it just handle wood movement, while been in the air

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by maxim View Post
    thank you guys for your kind words

    Just to make clear knife was not bend, it just handle wood movement, while been in the air
    Oh, my bad. Looking at the picture more carefully, you are right. My apologies.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by orange View Post
    When this happens, the remedy that always worked for me is
    1. place your blade on a flat surface
    2. place a towel or something on the blade to protect your hand
    3. place one hand (palm) on top of 2 and press down
    4. apply force with your other hand by lifting up the knife handle to flatten your blade.
    Just do this gently until a blade becomes flat.
    I've done it with a few knives including a couple of yanagibas.
    This is pretty much what I did, except I forgot about all the safety business and I pushed down on the handle. It only took a minute or two before it had all straightened out.

    I must reiterate that the blade was not bent, it was a handle movement during shipping (as maxim has said) and I was very happy with buying from maxim and his post purchase care and support.

    Would do again.

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