Originally Posted by Mantelope
Probably because one can only parkerize carbon steel...
Ok, for clarity, the anodized coat has a finished appearance that looks more like parkerizing and not anodizing. There is a lack of sheen to the coating and it doesn't appear to have the depth to it that I would associate with Class III anodizing/Class II which tech doesn't exist but does. Perhaps it's simply a finishing process used on the metal before it's coated but it looks a tad more like a real steel barrel finish than a real steel free float finish or a real steel upper finish.