Anytime I go to an old farm auction I always look for the old solid back shovels and tile spades made by. Blue Grass Belknap, True Temper or the old Ames Company shovels. Years ago I hand dug graves in my area and found out quick that "new modern" shovels were pathetic, cheap junk. Thank God for Kubota back hoes now. I also love the solid back tile spades. The old ones are much better than the cheap made stamped out junk that's sold today. They are getting hard to find. Close to where I live there is a a local Friday night public consignment auction that is located in Amish country and a good True Temper solid back with good handle will bring anywhere from 50 to 100 bucks. I spend as much time restoring old shovels as I do axes and hatchets.