Yeah, OK then don't bend a bent thing straight for fear of getting your blouse dirty.
Seriously fellas, it is just such a small adjustment of the pivot area at the tang & anyone who is a knife maker does this on a daily basis. Granted, the blade has not been hardened & tempered at this stage but many times it may have been. The blade is not glass nor is it brittle, it is tempered steel & well able to bend.
I am not going to give a tutorial to the inexperianced here in case you mess it up. But to me who is an auto body repairer (panel beater) & has training in blacksmithing & metal fabrication the most time consuming part of a job like this is removing & refitting the blade. I take to Rolls Royces & Renaults, Fiats & Ferraris, Fords & Chev's with a gas axe & hammer & wear a Can't tear em shirt. Don't let fear stop you.
So Liquid Cobra I am saying that this is a simple job for someone who is a knifemaker & I know of many shade tree mechanics who would do this without blinking an eye.
Some of them might even warm the side of the tang that they want the blade to move over toward & quench it thereby slightly shrinking that side. He might even use his ciggarette lighter for warming & know not to heat more than 450 F or he may ruin the temper.
Oft times engineers & technitians over think things.