Stripping chemically coating will expose unfinished blade surface. Manufacturers save a lot on
polishing by hiding raw, after grind blade under one or other coat. I am trying to avoid knives
with coating - it looks nice NIB but with use it get scratched, fall off etc - depends on quality
and looks ugly in result. And only because it is easier to coat then polish.
You may strip it, but then you will have to polish it. Reason that it is not left simple unpolished
by manufacturers who do not like to polish is hygiene and corrosion. If surface is not polished it
will attract water and dirt and your blade will be dirty, not healthy and corrodes. This is why they
have to coat it. Stripping coat of left you with vulnerable unhealthy blade so you will have to polish
it yourself, which is not very easy job to do properly.