Friend of mine sent me an early Christmas present. It's a Cold Steel Rifleman's Hawk, http://www.coldsteel.com/90rh.html . My mentor Dr Ferri told me to season the handle for another month, and to apply wedges. Strangely enough, the hawk's head has an "Allen Key" bolt screwed into the side to hold it onto the handle.
Any suggestions on drying and applying wedges? I've seasonned wood, but I've never put a handle on an axe. This is a bit out of my level of knowledge so any advice would be very helpful