one thing i have always loved is antique gardening tools. the craftsmanship, the hand feel and the fact that they are virtually indestructible is fascinating to me. kinda geeky, i know.
check out this incredible set of french pruning tools from the late 1500’s, courtesy of the new york metropolitan museum of art:
with mother of pearl enhancements and fruit and foliage engravings, the tools themselves are a work of art.