Have been reading the various maker tutorials available(while waiting for my first knifemaking supplies to arrive!).

I've noticed that some makers heat treat the knife blanks before grinding the primary bevel, and some heat treat after.

Are there any benefits or problems with either approach to the timing of the heat treat?

With my limited knowledge, the bevel would be a fair bit harder to grind on a heat-treated blade, so grinding bevels before HT seems an easier option?

Thanks for the help!