Here's a hoe I found at a plantation a few weeks back. It looks like a normal hoe. Large, sturdy, and more than likely used by slave labor to tend the fields.
Take a look at the back of the hoe in question. I was just now getting around to cleaning it up. It was obviously repaired by soldering another piece of hoe onto the broken piece. I had read and heard that this was a common practice among the slave labor. They had to make repairs and make do with what they had. This is the second hoe I have found with visible repairs like this.
A closer view of the repair job.
Thanks for looking!