The Stronghold Master Collections is a full foam injected product. If not used for LARP combat this product is completely maintenance free. If used for LARP combat, we highly recommend a treatment with a coating of Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone spray or Protection Gel, to preserves the finish and reduce the friction upon contact with other foam blades. Marks on the weapons are to be expected, especially the darker tinted ones, after prolonged usage even with a protective coating.
We want to make clear that this issue only affects the paint finish of the blade and not the integrity of the foam itself. This does, however, in our eyes, means that we cannot in full honesty say that these swords are maintenance-free when used for LARP combat.