Actually AEBL is better for edge holding. I have knives from both. And both heat treated by Peter's. AEBL holds the edge better and longer.
Thanks, everyone, for the replies (especially rami for hitting on one of my lingering curiosities).
About sharpening, I watched a lot of
Thanks for the suggestions Kiefer!
You are replacing a calphalon 6" katana....custom is just the wrong idea, no disrespect, but you don't even know what questions to ask, much less
I go 600-800 too and then use 0000 steel wool to give it a satin-ish finish