Has anyone else had issues with edge damage on thin-ish blade grinds? I'm not even certain what I cut that caused the damage on my Endura, but a 30mm section of the edge had rippled and chipped out at the point where the blade curves up to the point. The edge is at 15DPS with no micro bevel, an edge profile that has worked well for me with other high hardness (though this one feels softer than Spyderco Super Blue or 52100 on the stones) HC steels.
After repairing the damaged area of the blade I'm also no longer quite as impressed with the sharpening characteristics compared with SuperBlue, 52100 or CruWear, it seems to be harder to get a high polish edge on V-toku than those steels, though it does seem to work better with lower grit finishes than the others mentioned.
** it seems like this might have been caused by wire-edge that hadn't separated... while I was re-profiling this morning (had given up on using it as a beater and was in the process of making it the best slicer I could without a re-grind) I found that what looked like a well apexed finished edge, actually had a solid .1mm of flexible "edge" that extended past the supported apex. I knocked it off with the points of the Sharpmaker medium rods and then finished with the flats of the fine rods, the edge isn't bad, but it still needs more work... V-toku isn't responding to my bonded diamond stone progression well at all
Maybe the next sharpening is going to be a freehand run on the water stones.