May be this is stupid but I am new to Yanagibas, I would like to hear more experienced opinions.
I just received my first yanagiba few hours ago. Even though I really like the feel and looks of it; I am not sure it's up to "standard". My impression was that with the length of 270mm it's should be pretty much flat, no bends.
However this one at about 2/3rds of the blade starts to bend upwards. The highest point is about 1.5 millimeters of the base. I was wondering if this is normal or should I bring it up with the vendor/craftsman. Will this affect the performance?