Rusting is a constant natural and ongoing process of steel and usually my pieces are meant to naturally rust over time. However, If you’ve purchased an uncoated piece and would like to inhibit rusting, pick up a can of Tremclad Clear Coat. (Even the coated pieces could do with a re-coat once a year if let outside!)
Although I try my best to clean up sharp edges, the nature of some of the work is that it's just sharp in places! Please be cautious when handling and be aware of kids and pets who may come into contact with it.