I've been trying to hone a razor that has been giving me some trouble. Now, to be fair, I don't claim to be an expert. I'm working with a 5/8 full hollow. I reset the bevel and noticed that the bevel was slightly wider on the heel and tip of one side than it was in the center of the blade. The other side shows a much narrower bevel altogether. At first I thought it was poor technique. Then I took the razor and laid the spine on flat surface and that's when I noticed that the spine has a slight bow. I decided to try to work through a progression on a Norton 4k/8k and I was able to achieve spotty HHT results. Nothing better than HHT-2, but very inconsistent. So, I thought I'd use the pyramid method and results were pretty much the same. After doing this twice (and stropping) I thought that maybe someone here would have some ideas. I'm wondering if I should even bother to try to straighten the spine. The bow is somewhat slight but it is easily noticeable to the naked eye. I'm afraid I may ruin the blade if I try to bend it. Should I try it? Maybe I should go back to the beginning and consider setting a new bevel. Or, maybe this issue is not uncommon and I just need to sort out my technique so that I address the issue correctly. Any ideas or suggestions?