I own a pitch fork that was used for at least 3 generations before me that I was able to trace it back to. I don't use it at all, but my dad and his father, and grandfather, and as far back as anyone knows my family were farmers. That pitch fork was used by my father and he told me that as far as he knew it was his grandfather's. He didn't know if it was around before that. It is just an interesting conversation piece to keep. I actually don't own it anymore. I recently gave it to my son. I'm sure without a doubt he is going to pass it on to his son.