A metal, typically aluminum, that has been coated with a protective or decorative layer of oxide, through a process of electrochemical conversion. The anodizing process affects the surface as well as the interior the metal. The anodized parts are quite durable, do not tarnish, resist abrasions, and maintain their cosmetic appearance for a long period of time.
Colonel Rex Applegate
Col. Applegate he was one of the first members of the OSS (forerunner of the CIA), where his missions included clandestine operations behind enemy lines during WWII. Upon his death in 1998 at the age of 84, was highly recognized in the international community for his expertise in Close Quarters Combat. The training manuals he authored on hand-to-hand combat are still in use today. The Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Folder remains a highly sought after military knife and is currently being used by Special Ops forces.