I picked up a splitting maul at a yard sale last year. I used it for the rest of the season with no problems. It has been in the wood shed and exposed to some sun, but mostly shade.
I picked it up the other day and it stuck to my hand. When I tried to let go, it slid from my hand, leaving behind black goo and rubber from the handle. Now it's so bad the whole rubber part is gooey and if I try to rub anything on it the rubber comes off. It's permanently soft and sticky and is coming off the handle.
Can I save it or is it done?