Bought some 26c3 from AKS for some kitchen knives, stock removal. First time using 26c3. Cut to shape, heat to 1475 10 min, P50 quench. Blade were coated with itp 64 wash and then thin rutland on it for hamon. No grinding other than to refine shape after the band saw. I dont usually normalize annealed stock for stock removal, so the question is, do you find a need to with this steel? I ask because i can count the cracked blades ive had on both hands (maybe use a foot in there). But both of the 26c3 blades had multiple cracks along the edge. No warping though. The 3 15n20 blades of the same size i did in the same batch turned out perfect.