1 pointIn other words, 1095 is a tricky steel to properly heat treat. It also has about half the toughness of 1084 while getting just slightly harder and abrasive resistant.
1 pointMore that just carbon comes into play with depth of hardening. You also run into issues with retained austenite and dissolving carbides. Don't worry if that is a little difficult to understand. There are lots of good threads on the forum that cover a lot of this stuff. Keep reading, you'll get there.
1 pointStarted forging this herb chopper today, used a save edge farriers rasp. I’ve drawn out the tang and I have forged out the bevels to about 1/3rd the thickness of the spine.