This is the hewing axe head that was used by an older gentleman to hand hew timbers for houses 30 years ago. My passion for hand tools got me excited about seeing if I could remediate this axe head, and the two day vinegar bath plus a wire brush did such an amazing job at taking off the rust.

Now I just need to resharpen the edge and either make or find a wooden handle to attach to the axe head. I love that such a non-toxic substance (vinegar) was able to restore the axe, and I hope to be able to use this axe to hew timbers for many years to come!