Let me first say that I am new here but hoping to get an answer for a specific question. I'm not really a woodworker, so your tolerance is appreciated.
I was recently gifted a very nice sword. The handle and scabbard is stained a rich dark coffee colour. However, with a little bit of sweat on my hand, the colour comes off and soaks into my skin.
I am not sure what the type of finish is (oil or water, etc.) But the fact it is coming off only when my hands are wet (or moist) is an issue. Is there a remedy for this problem? Should I seal the stain? If so, what would be the best type of sealant to use, since I might be handling the wood regularly.
Any help would be much appreciated!!