I picked up a new handle from the hardware store. Scraped all the lacquer finish off. Added a coat of stain and then three coats of boiled linseed oil. I think it came out pretty nice. It is a little bigger than I wanted, but it is still pretty lightweight.
I contemplated giving the head a total redo and mirror polish, but I love the dark patina so much.
I need to get to the woods and try it out on a few Chinese Tallow trees.
God Bless Yall