All swords come standard with a Black Type III Hard Anodized Finish.
This coating has the properties of a ceramic coating, and will resist scratches as well as protect the sword from the elements.
It will not change the properties of the aluminum sufficiently such that it can be used to cut hard objects.
Hard Anodizing will not withstand intense direct abrasion; for example gouging with a sharp object.
It is a very, very, durable finish however.
You can keep your sword looking deep in color with simple furniture polish. Avoid using harsh chemicals as it may affect the dye used in the anodizing.
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