Today I received a Shigefusa petty which needs a new handle. I have no idea how original owner managed to bent the blade, but it's bent not in the tip area, but closer to blade!
I've tried to make a few shots to highlight the problem.
The blade is quite flexible towards the tip, but the bent section is pretty stiff. Very stiff I would say. I don't know the story of this knife yet (gonna ask original owner later) but it looks like knife wasn't really used. I examined edge very closely but apart from some minor scuffs I couldn't notice any marks from sharpening. And I have yet to find out how it lost its original handle. The super beefy tang has lots of marks on it from chisel or smth similar… and remains of glue.
While original owner didn't asked me to do anything with the blade, I think if it's possible to fix, it's better be done before I put on new handle.
Can you guys give me any advices here? How to straighten blade here? I'll surely contact original owner before doing anything.