A Spear and Jackson stainless steel spade that belonged to my mother. She was left-handed and we bought it in 1965 as a Christmas present for her, telling her it was a special left-handed spade. She wore one side of it away over the next thirty years. When she died I took it over and now have it as my spade. I'm right-handed and whenever I need to use it in a particular way and find that the vital edge I need is worn away I think of her. It's nearly 50 years old and will see me out.