How did it end up in a burning trash barrel if you don't mind me asking?
How bad is the bend?
"God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney
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