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Actually, all of the better austenitic grades of stainless steel are non-magnetic... and austenitic grades of stainless steel are better than martenistic for marine use.

There is bad stainless steel that is non-magnetic, but it is certainly not very common. A magnet remains the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to tell the better grades from the lesser ones as a general rule.

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MOST good stainless steel is non-magnetic.
Good quality stainless steel cutting blades are sometimes magnetic.
All non-magnetic stainless steel is not necessarily good.
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