When you order a saber or get a "Build Your Own" saber, you can have it professional wstripped to bare metal. So when it arrives to you it all ready to go. Sabers that are just bare metal have a different feel to them. The look and feel of bare metal give the saber more of a real-ness to it. Multiple finishes are available to choose from. From high polished to a mirror finish, standard brushed metal finish or aged & weathered finish.