Over the weekend, I restored an old ball-peen hammer that I pulled from the trash pile in a friend's father's barn a year or two ago. It makes the third item I've brought back from a beating in that lot of rusty old tools and implements. The first two were done some time ago, a hundred year old carbon steal cold handle skillet and a carpenter's hatchet. Both can be found on this blog with a little digging. I use them often when camping.
I also shined up an old railroad spike that my daughter found on a hike a couple of weekends back.