Does anyone have experience with heat treating T1 HSS? My cousin told me he had a sheet of tool steel to make knives out of, we have access to a laser, so I drew up a few CADD files and he cut them out for me. When I asked him what kind of tool steel it was he told me T1, which I had no clue about. When I looked up the heat treatment guidelines it seemed really daunting. Tungsten alloy seems to require a lot more heat than your average knife steels. Now I have 4 blanks and I'm not sure how hard it will be to work them. So my question is, can I do it myself in a homemade forge or with a torch, or should I try and get them done professionally? Will they suffer for ductility and flexibility if I do it myself?