I was using my Richmond laser I just got at work today and one of the cooks wanted to check out my new knife. He thought it was cool and bent the blade a little bit to see how stiff it was. Unfortunately he bent it a little to hard I had to grab it out of his hands because he didn't know anything about nice knives and thought a thin "laser" meant it was cheap or something. The knife isn't as perfectly straight as it was. I was wondering what I could do to make bit perfect again. Put it in two vices? Any ideas? I'm embarrassed posting this after only having my laser 4 days
Hey organik, your blade can be straightened, no worries. The Japanese smiths actually use a simple piece of wood (small piece of 2x4 with a handle) with a 1/4" slot in it for inserting the blade and bending back to true. I once used a picnic table that had slots in the table top to successfully straighten few chef's knives. Just need to be creative. My only suggestion would be to take your time, work slowly, be patient, and wear safety glasses. Bend, pause, observe, repeat.