It wasn't a well laid out site and there was no online ordering, just an address and a phone number. Mixed in were references to the Marine Corps and Iwo Jima(archive). One interesting comment was "Sciline remembers, because Sciline was there".
I called the number. It must have been a small operation because Mr. Sciline answered the phone. Clearly an elderly man, he took my order for two Chapman tool sets and the expanded bit assortments. I bought one for my friend and one for me. Then I asked him if he was the veteran that remembered Iwo Jima.
We talked for almost an hour. I told him I had a been a Marine and was interested in history. He spoke of going in on D+1, of the losses, the battle, his experiences on the island, of knowing Ira Hayes and John Basilone. It was real and immediate, not glorified, but honest. This was before I had a cell phone and I was paying long distance charges, but I let him tell his story all the way. It ended with them embarking off the island when the Army took over and the remnants of his outfit were shipped out to recover and rebuild for the next operation. When the conversation wound down, I thanked him for his time and hung up.
I was going to order a tool today and thought of him so I went to the bookmark I had saved and clicked it and got this. A placeholder site talking about medical devices. Sciline was gone.
The Internet Wayback Machine showed the page as I remembered it on May 12th, 2013.(archive) After that, it was still an active website advertising the tool business in June, 2013 but all the Marine Corps references were gone. Finally, it was completely shut down in December, 2014.
Semper Fi, Sciline. It was an honor and a privilege to have spoken with you.