Ok so I heat treated this knife two times once I didn't like the hamone so I drew it back again 2 times. Then I re heat treated it. Some how I didn't take a few pics but hey this shows step by step how I do this.
I lay out a pattern with painters tape
Then I put a thin layer of Rutland furnace cement.
Then pull the tape and heat lightly with a torch or forge to dry.
Now I don't have pics of the heat treating. I heat my blade with a map gas torch evenly till its non magnetic and quench in light oil.
Now this was my first heat treat pics. I redid all this after I redrew back the blade and started over so that's why the pattern was changed
Then I sand with 80 grit up to 320 and dip it in diluted phericloride solution to see my hamone.
Then I buff the blade and re etch it 3 time and rub the blade with 0000 steel wool and paint thinner between each etching. Then I hand rub with polishing compound and mark my blade then carnauba wax and wipe off. Now it ready to drill and build handles