I used the tip to cut the domes out of the bottom of a few soda cans a while back and recently I used it to open a can of soup in a pinch. I only used the first half inch of the tip for this but I had no chips, no rolls and no blunting. It was a little dull at the tip but I could not see any light reflecting of it so it wasn't that dull. I have also deliberately carved through some hardwood knots as well as some hemlock knots. Hemlock despite being a softwood is very hard on edges. I have read that the knots have a lot of silica in them. Anyway, it took it all like a champ. This has all been while running a very small 40 degree microbevel on the factory edge. I couldn't love this steel more. For my uses and preferences it is outstanding. It is not very stainless but that is the least important attribute for me. It is a lot more stainless than a basic carbon steel and I carry those a lot too.