Introduction to Heat Treating simple steels. I would like to start off by stating that this is in the blade section because thicker items need different procedures than the thin cross sections we are dealing with in blades. Mill specs that come with an order of new steel are fine for dealing with cross sections that are inches of thickness, but leave the poor blade smith in the dark as to where to begin. Example of 1095, while fine with a water quench for a large tool, when we use it for a