Bluing wear (or what ever finish your piece came with) from constant holster constitutes honorable scarring. Rust is not. That, my friends, is neglect. JMHO, Rodfac
Our Flag does not fly because the wind blows against it,
It proudly waves because a soldier's dying breath blows upon it.
USAF Forward Air Controller, 5th Spl Forces,
An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73