Not seeing the pictures yet.. How did you HT the 1095? It's a tricky one to do. If you don't have a digital kiln or access to one, I'd suggest trying some 1084 from Aldo (njsteelbaron.com) on your next batch of knives. It's very reasonably priced and very easy to HT properly. Aldo is very good to deal with as well. And welcome to Shop Talk!