.. You actually read this thread.
Thank you very much for the excellent photos! Loving the patina on the cladding... Subtle, but with a hint of interest. Looking at the photos on JKI and
Heat treatment is definitely a thing. I'd take maxed out AEB-L at 61HRC over an old carbon Sabatier any day!
Further, one area of distinction
That may have been the case a few decades ago, but stainless steels have taken huge strides forward.