Hey guys I'm back.
Sorry I had to lock the topic for a while: Life threw a little too much at me in the middle of all of this and the constant questions were becoming a bit too much. Since then I've still been grinding, heat treating and testing like crazy. After having broke enough blades, I am confident in the heat treating process that I've settled on.
All blades get normalized starting at 1600, 1500, 1450, 1350, then 1250. After 1250 and air cool to black it gets the final quench. Soak at 1525 for 15-20 minutes and quench in 140 degree oil. Oil needs to be hot and the knife needs to be point down, moving back and forth not side to side. Do this right and no warpage. Do this wrong and the blade will warp. Sounds simple right?
After quench it gets double tempered at 375, 2 hour cycles each with complete cool-down in between cycles. After this you have a blade with good hardness and toughness. I've tempered blades for only 2 hours and it isn't the same. Some people use 3 -1 hour cycles, some do 2 - 2 hour cycles. Both methods work great, but I think the bottom line is that you get at least 3 hours of temper on the blade with at least 1 cool down in between. It is this fine point in tempering that determines if a blade will micro-chip or not, even if you are using the right temperature. You can get a blade to the right temp, and will be tough and not crack, but it is when you put a fine edge on it that you will know if it needs more tempering or not.
Going to hunt down a few pics real fast for ya'll.
I'd like to credit Josh Dabney for helping me out, he's a great guy. A good bit of the information that I've learned came from him and Kevin Cashen (via website) as well, and you can get a good read on metallurgy from his site here. http://www.cashenblades.com/info.html
A combination of several knife forums and this site have really helped more than I ever could have imagined, but nothing can make up for testing it yourself. I am now able to confidently sell these blades and know someone is getting a great piece of steel. This stuff takes and exceptional edge and really does hold it well.