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    what is AEB-L?

    What is AEB-L? I see it on this forum a lot and have never encountered it before, and it seems a lot of you think highly of it. By the pics, it looks maybe semi-stainless (hope that little morsel of ignorance doesn't offend anyone TOO bad) and though I'm pretty sure there's a wealth of info on the subject somewhere in this forum, I can't seem to find it. Could just be a nasty case of forumfoolish... Please describe and maybe enlighten as to why people here seem to like it so much? Thank you!
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    aeb-l is a swedish stainless steel (not semi-stainless) that was originally developed for razors. With a proper heat treatment, it can be very fine grained, have good structural stability, and decent-good edge retention.

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    It's a finely grained stainless steel produced that properly heat treated has a nice balance of the things we look for in a kitchen knife. Edge retention, ease of sharpening,overall sharpness, toughness, reactivity or lack there of etc.

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    Isn't it quite similar to Sandvik 19c27 (isn't that also known as Inox?)?
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    This is a good address for all steel questions:

    http://zknives.com/knives/steels/aeb-l.shtml

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    Wow you guys are fast! Thank you!!!!
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    There is a discussion about steels in my sub forum with a good bit of input from forum members called "what steels and why". I think it will help.

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    Sandvik 13c26 is its closest, some say it's swedish equivalent.

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    This is on a tangent, sorry, but I've read somewhere that the Swedish steel in Sakai Yusuke is actually AEB-L. True or false?

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