i apologize if this is not an appropriate venue for posting this question. I bought a piece of tempered 1095 spring steel for the purpose of making what is called a maebiki which is a very wide Japanese saw for ripping logs.THe steel was shipped flat but has a kink in it. I cut the piece in half and both pieces have the same kink now. The saw will be bowed to the right and will suddenly flip to the left. It does not gradually bend one way or the other but pops into place and can settle bent in either direction. THe whole shudders when it buckles or clicks into that bowed position. On woodworking forums they say to either pour boiling water and bend to the concvex side or pound on the concvex side with a slightly convex hammer. I didnt really know what side was convex as it seems to settle bent equally in either direction. i tried both processes with no sucess. Any advice on getting that kink out and was it caused in the tempering process or being coiled at some point (it was not shipped in coil)?