Here is a picture of a typical scythe set up ready for mowing. The handle is called a snath.
The grips are adjustable so that the scythe can be set up to suit the mowers height and mowing style
The blade is attached with a metal scythe ring. The lay of the blade can be adjusted with a wedge.
A wide variety of scythe blades are avalible, for mowing everything lawns to brambles
A sharpening stone is used frequently whilst mowing, to keep the blade sharp and mowing easy.
The blade must be peened regularly (edge drawn out with a hammer and anvil) to keep it mowing well