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evidence for what exactely? if it's about lithium being a part of button cells or these lithium compounds being harmful for the environement — I think you can still google that yourself."making myself feel special" — well. at least I don't need to throw illuminated hazardous waste on the streets fot that.
corrosion aside: what a beautiful piece!on corrosion: just use "stainless" 1.4301-type Steelit's harder to weld, bend and drill – but that propably also makes it a little more resistant to saws and bolt cutters ;)other than that, you could burnish it (there are burnishing pastes available for that) or at least wax it from time to time.for additional strength, you might even find a workshop that quenches (i.e. hardens) it in return for a mite.
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