I made my first attempt ever at heat treating some 1095. Got it hot, dunked in oil, let it cool down. File glanced off like it was glass, I was pretty stoked.
Put the blade in the oven on 375 for 2 hours. Took it out. Cooled down. Back in 375, 2 more hours. Now the edges of the blade and tang are straw colored! Did I blow it by getting it too hot while I was attempting to temper? I haven't file checked the edge yet, but I was hoping to get some opinions.