I just did my first heat treat in my new oven expecting perfect results and ended up with a much softer result than forge hardening. The steel was 1084. I know the tap controller is very exact so the problem is in my programming. I normalized 3 times 1600 (slow ramp), 1500, 1400. Then I hardened by heating fast to 1200, holding 5 min. to preheat. Then continuing to 1500 and soaking for less than a minute in 120 degree canola oil. I then tempered as soon as the oven cooled enough at 400 deg. for 2 hours. Result was file dug in like it was very soft metal. My temper produced a nice straw color. What gives. Is. There were 2 knives, same results. Is 1084 maybe better in the forge. Hoping that I can get some good pointers. I'm new at forging and using the oven and have more questions than answers.