Jiri finally responded, he basically just said apply pressure, either by hand, or by sticking the blade in the vice, and pull the bend out, what do you all think of this?
Because my opinion is bullshit, you shouldn't be able to put a bend or warp or pull one out of a properly tempered blade, the only time I have found this possible is on hanwei longswords or armourclass rapiers, due to the obviously very thin blade.
Also bear in mind how thick these blades are, he says it can happen in the forging, transport or combat, well it wasn't done in transport clearly, we haven't used them for combat, so its at his end, and also, with a blade like this, it should not be possible to warp the blade in combat, any thoughts?
Nick Thomas - Instructor
Academy of Historical Fencing
"When a man is challenged to the field, he is to answer by weapons and not words" Saviolo, 1595.