This snath was designed in partnership between Peter Vido and the Schröckenfux scythe factory.
It is an excellent, high quality product. It’s design allows the user to fine tune the set up of the snath to find an ergonomic, comfortable mowing position.
It’s the next best thing to having a bespoke snath made for you!
The ash shaft balances the need for strength whilst avoiding excess weight that would need to be carried and moved by the mower.
The positions of the hand grips are easy to adjust and the fixing system is secure, so they do not shift about during use.
Similarly, the system used to attach the blade to the snath is simple yet secure. The blade can be fixed firmly so that it does not move whilst scything, yet it is still easy to adjust or switch blades.
The ergonomic design of the grips has been carefully thought about. The shaping of the handles makes them comfortable in the hands. The rotation of the hand grips relative to the shaft of the snath is such that the wrists sit at a comfortable angle whilst mowing.
Snaths are available in four lengths. The length needed depends on your height
Your Height———Snath Number
Less then 5ft ———-Size 1 (small)
5ft – 5ft 10————-Size 2 (medium)
5ft 8 – 6ft 4————Size 3 (long)
6ft 2 and taller——–Size 4 (extra-long)
Each size of snath has adjustable handle positions so it can be fine tuned to suit your height and mowing style.
A child’s snath can be supplied with a short right hand grip to make set up easier (children less then 4′ 6″).
If you are at the edge of the height range you may not be sure which snath length to choose.
If your legs are long in proportion to your body length you should choose the longer snath. If they are short in proportion to your body length choose the shorter snath. This should give you the most useful range of adjustment of the handle positions.