So I finally got around to finishing my axe. Classes and rain have kept me busy and water unfishable so I've had time here and there to finish it up. I soaked the axe head for 48 hours in white vinegar. Then gave it a good sanding. Took a sharpening stone to the blade. Fitted the handle and soaked in linseed oil. Not too shabby if I say so myself and splits wood like a champ.