I just got some bad news from Australia. Our friend Bruce Molin has died. Bruce was a friend to HI, and to everyone he met. Here is the email I just received from his friend Brian.
I am sorry to have to let you know that our mutual friend Bruce Molin passed away today at his...
Your dad was very good to me. Taught me a lot. I still have a chitlangi that I bought from him, and would never part with it. We both worked in cotton mills early in our careers, and affectionately refered to each other as lintheads.:)
I've had this problem before.
If the Tru Oil has been open and used for a long time, the drying time goes way up. There must be some drying agent that evaporates or goes bad. If it worked ok on your neem handle, that's not your problem.
More likely it's the wood itself. Many of the woods...
The tang that is peened over, and the leather sheath usually means it was made on Luzon. What area I'm not sure. Visayan blades normally have partial tangs, wooden scabbards, and often chisel edged blades, beveled on one side only. The time period could be any time from before WWII to...
Thank you all my friends! Haven't been around much lately and I miss you guys. Work is keeping me busy 6 days a week. I know I should feel fortunate with all the folks out of work, but dawgone it gets old.
Thank you all so much.:o