So being a guy who has made a bunch of different things I approached this knifemaking thing with, perhaps, a dash too much confidence. Surely, I thought, my knives will be beautiful and functional and great from the get go. I always seem to forget how humbling it is to learn a new skill. So have a look and a chuckle at my unicorn poop colored blades. I can't decide whether to scrap em, normalize and re-quench or just slap some wood on em and see how they fare. For those who are interested its O1 that I brought up to critical heat in a charcoal forge. Being afraid to burn em they only soaked at temp for a couple minutes (not long enough I'm sure). Other than some obvious decarb they looked OK after the quench in canola. After 2hrs at 450 there was a bit of blue on the bevel of the smaller knife and a nice straw on the bigger one. After the second 2hr cycle they came out like you see em. Next time I'll use a black pipe muffle to try to minimize the scale. I'll also have to grab some 1084 to play with until I can source all the parts for the propane forge I'm building (what I'd do for a Home Depot less than 4 hrs away). Anyway, I would be grateful if any of you had any tips or ideas for how to proceed. Cheers!