Originally Posted by A. G. Maisey
I'm sorry Anthony, but the tip picture is very unclear, I need to be able to see clearly the degree that this tip is bent, and how it is bent.
However, like Kai, I doubt that this blade has been hardened, if it was hard, the point should have broken off; if it was hardened there should be a reasonably obvious colour change that would be visible in the projecting edge of the core. I can see no colour difference at all.
See if you can do a better close up photo, I cannot see enough in this one.
I need to see the blade from the edge and I need to confirm that there is in fact no metal missing from the tip.