A Tour of a Scythe

A typical Austrian scythe

scythe snath right hand grip

The position of 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 available, for mowing everything lawns to brambles

An extra fine sharpening stone and a stone holder

A sharpening stone is used frequently whilst mowing, to keep the blade sharp and mowing easy.

Peening a 75cm Profisense

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