Ya' know, you can evaluate a knife under a lighted loupe' for a day or two, but sooner or later you have to "put the needle on the record."
I thought the tip was bad, yikes, it was the heel!
Not only was there a slight "bow" about 1.5 inches ahead of the heel or the ricasso (you can still see a slight concave curvature) but it looked like someone beat the collet to which the handle is attached. The first half inch of the blade and collet had a wavy grind mark. Like someone was bumping a mechanical grinding wheel.
It's not all out yet, but it's coming. Compare the back of the knife edge to the front. The front width is from my first cuts, and that's when I found the problems at the back.
Now, overall, this is minor. An Atoma 140, a little water, a lot of elbow grease and we'll have a straight line. I have already re-shaped the tip with the obsidian brick and got a nice point. Time will tell if I need to re-shape it again with I make the front edge uniform to the back.
I'll be tied up tomorrow, so I'll do a bit of shaping this afternoon and then begin the full-house treatment on Wednesday.