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:

French Pruning Tools Roots Lawn and Landscape

with mother of pearl enhancements and fruit and foliage engravings, the tools themselves are a work of art.