So far, I haven't had any returned for deformation of the tip, but when I began to grind the main pry edge thinner, I did expect to have some returned. Before working with these different materials, I was a collector, and under the impression that titanium was really "hard". It's tougher than it is hard. I grind the main pry edges fairly thin to get up under the object, and to be able to tear into tape and boxes and such. If it's a tool with other ground faces, like the Bettas or Hammerheads, I usually leave the tips a little thicker, according to size, so that they may be used for light screwdriving.As Mr. Whippy mentioned, titanium is relatively soft when compared to heat treated steel. Many/most screws I encounter are made from tool steel, and are much harder in nature than titanium. From what I can gather from more experienced makers than myself, that's one reason you don't see titanium blades more commonly, outside of dive/special purpose knives, because the edge will "fold" under heavy use. I have a large titanium bowie that I hacked on a 2 x 4 to test this, and the edge was fairly easily damaged by a couple chopping whacks. I should also mention that there are several/numerous different titanium alloys, each with different properties and applications; I'm generally referring to 6Al4V. It looks like Flud made that piece, ground on both sides, to specifically accomodate a flathead screw, so I would think it probably works pretty well as long it wasn't abused. Love the canopener on those too, and could see that being very handy in a pinch.
The titanium will get mucked up if you abuse it to much, but that doesn't mean you can use it. I wouldn't recommend using ti for a heavy torque problem, but for most tasks it is just fine. Joshua told me that he was getting tools returned because people were really hard on the titanium and he just wants people to know that steel is a better choice for heavy use.