|"An ordinary garden variety spade, allowing you to dig up all manner of buried items."
In game item description..
The spade is an item in Fable and Fable II which allows the Hero to dig up all sorts of objects. In Fable in several locations, there are special rings of flowers where the Hero can use the spade to obtain a Silver Key. It can also be used to obtain money. In Fable II the player's dog will lead them to Dig Spots, where the dog will burrow into the ground and the Spade will appear on the the D-Pad for easy use.