EDIT short story: Depending on the heat treatment, yes 3V can be bent to a point it will not return to its original shape. Thanks guys for the answers Hi guys, I gave a little custom EDC in CPM3V to a friend. The blade is 2mm thick and obviously thinner at the tip. I knew he was going to abuse it but he surprised me with a bent tip. I thought CPM3V when bent would either go back straight or break if you go to far. Even more surprising. We fold back the tip straight and it still didn't break. I'm sure this poor tip is now quite weak. But I'm not sure if it's CPM3V anymore. Or if it is, was it heat treat properly. Some knife makers differential heat heats the blades to keep the tip softer (to prevent breaking) but I don't know if it's even possible with CPM3V. The short question for you: Is it possible to get a tip bent on a CPM3V blade? Thanks.