help me here with this oak timber table

Ok, I've got this amazing 8' long oak slab.  Seems perfect for a dining table.  One problem.  Back three years ago, when we were flitch cutting the log into lumber, we ran into metal in this slab.  We removed it by poking the end of a chainsaw around, making a notch and pulling it out.  The notch is more than visible, and there is a hole all the way thru the slab.  My thought is  that this makes a wonderful table with a little story behind it.  Linda just walked by, saw it for the first time, and can't imagine leaving the notch in a beautiful thick oak timber table like this.  Ok blog and facebook friends, what do you think??

Robin Wade