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    Need some suggestions to fix a knife

    So recently, I purchased a Yoshimitsu Blue #2 petty. Yesterday was my first day using it at work. After a few hours of work, I quickly realized the knife was bending between the heel and bolster of the knife. I could also feel, while using the knife, how short the tang was in the wa handle. The bending was not caused by cutting but wiping the blade on a towel. Currently, the only way of wiping down the blade is to place the knife between a tri-folded rag and pull back.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to 'stiffen' up or fix the bending issue?

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    Not sure I understand the issue. Is the metal bending ( changing shape), or is the handle coming loose? I assume it is a Japanese style handle. If it is the later, I would remove the handle and re-attach with epoxy.

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    Send it back if the tang is actually bending.

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    Check if the handle is loose and slowly being pulled out. Some tangs are slightly bent and require expert handle skills to align properly.

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