Pics of my first use of my new GB AFA. Okay, so i got really busy collecting firewood today, and i will post some pics, but i need to clean her up too.But, I really put her to use today, for the first time EVER! and now she doesnt look at all as pretty as she did this morning....so, any advice on cleaning her up? I know she looks good beat up (no pun intended) but I like to keep my valuable tools in the best shape. There is a lot of whiteish spots all over the used to be beautiful black forged finish. Maybe it's because of the tree residue? Or maybe it's dry and needs oil, as the wax is definitely off now?
It was raining today as I was gathering firewood, and as I was using it, it started to look like a small bit of surface rust was starting. So I dried it off, and stopped chopping.... But, it could very well also be dirt marks and stuff from the wood, but either way, what should I use to clean it up and get that beautiful "out of the forge" finish nice and clean and new again? Thanks, Tell me what you guys think....
It's night here so sorry for the bad pics. Towards the top of the head is the rust looking stuff, and you can see the white speckles everywhere around the middle of the head.