I can see why Murali left, it is sad, but it is part of life. As is Bura's situation, a part of life, but sad nonetheless. I'm not as involved with H.I. as others here, but I really enjoy the community and the personal touch that is intrinsic with this company. It is about helping people, and continuing a powerful blade-making tradition. I hope fortunes look better soon for the kamis.
Smoke and Prayer for master kami Bura. Perhaps it's time for the old man to pass his knowledge and expertise on in different ways. Hopefully he can be well enough to manage, and leave others to the forge with his guidance.