I just got an M39 rucksack and was wondering if anyone could offer some assistance for cleaning/restoration.
1. There is the standard surplus store smell, any way to get rid of it?
2.The buckles look like there is some kind of oxidization going on. Kind of a "whitish" coat. How do I get rid of this?
3. Leather is hard/tough. Thought of using Pecards. Any way to darken the leather a little?
Thank you very much for your help.