Hello to all, recently I bought a Watanabe Gyuto 180mm and just arrived this morning. I was extracting it of the box when immediately I can see that the blade is not straight with respect the handle, just a few degrees "heeling" to the right side (looking at the spine)...The fact is the knife is not straight at the longitudinal axis.
Something noticeable to the eye if you check it for a minut. Also the "machi" is unregular wich is more "fatty" on one side than the other, as if it was involved (just to the right).
That's the reality, the knife is not straight. I'm sorry if I don't use the correct words to explain the concept because I have not could find a similar case in the forum. So, I attach you some photos in order that you could see it.
Is my first gyuto, I own yanagi (just from Watanabe and no happens the same), nakiri, hankotsu, petty and some other westerns, but my first handmade gyuto. Also have a Shun Elite Chef Knife 210mm to which the same thing was happening, as you can see in the photos, I wrote to Shun Co. and they said to me that it was not normal and had to be a fault of manufacture, they me changed it into new other one immediately.
What you think about it?... Does it happen to your Gyuto knives something similarly?