The only time i ever gamble is when i auction on tools.
this plumb hatchet was apart of a lot i purchased. when i first saw it i was ready to restore another broad hatchet. unfortunately, this one had a fair amount of rust on it and then when the head came out of the vinegar bath i found this crack tearing out of the bottom eye's nictitating membrane.
i will still continue on with the restoration but will not pass this tool onto anyone else.
to be added to my collections of misfit tools that i will use for myself.
i feel good about letting it live a bit longer.