Its a lovely 3 grain fork. Lovely for silage. I want to use it as its better than a 2 or 4 grain. I went to get a new handle for it this evening and found that what I have isn't a Darby, so a handle can't be got. I have to take out the old one and put in a plain handle. I have it in the log boiler now to burn out the handle. I'll put a little bolt through the new handle to keep it in place. Hopefully it will work out.
Not what you want to hear maybe.
Have you an old bent or worn out 4 grane fork , with the normal type handle socket ? Cut off the granes , leaving a bit of the square cross bit in the middle . Then weld it on top of your "favourite "fork head . Often did it years ago .
Is it just me , or are new forks incredibly roughly finished now , compared to what they used to be ? A seam on the top and bottom , and rough knobbly finish . You couldn't get them into silage , and you would want a push off gate , to get stuff off them