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"So what does that imply?" Let's see...No name, no brand stamp, extremely magnetic...Wait, that's a special alloy from that premier French marine outfitter, Count Erfeit.
I expect that some vendors turn a blind eye to some suppliers, who in turn are intentionally supplying junk as marine grade stainless.
As our Fearless Leader (and before him, Chairman Mao!) said, "Trust but verify". Especially if it is a "Jesus pin" holding your rigging up.