A Tour of a Scythe

Here is a picture of a typical scythe set up ready for mowing. The handle is called a snath.

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 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.

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 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.

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

The blade must be peened regularly (edge drawn out with a hammer and anvil) to keep it mowing well

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