So facts are this.
Heat treat failed first time, file bit in
Re heat treat, went better I think.
After temper cycle it passed brass rod test.
Fished up everything and dunked in ferric Chloride.
Here’s the weird thing: Brad got black fast. Tang grey below the quench line. I thought the hardened steel was supposed to take longer and then softer Blaken quicker. How am I “backwards”?? Totally lost. Blade looks great, just scared I made a POS..😞😔☹️