Blade Peening Service


Whether you are look for restoration of a blade that has not been peened for a long time or a once a year MOT of an otherwise well maintained blade, our peening service could be for you.

The standard peening cost is £1.20 per 5cm length of blade, invoiced after work is complete. Additional charges may be made for repair work.

This product is the booking in deposit for up to 4 blades.

Scroll down for more details on how the blade peening service works.



Peening is an essential part of the maintenance of an Austrian scythe blade.

A well peened blade keeps it edge for longer and makes mowing easier and more efficient. Peening can also be used to repair damage to the blade edge.

Yet peening can be an intimidating skill for many new scythers to learn and it takes practice to become proficient.

Phil is a proficient peener and peens many blades every year, both for our own use, for use by course attendees and for other customers.

Whether you are looking for restoration of a blade that has not been peened for a long time or a once a year MOT of an otherwise well maintained blade, our peening service could be for you.


Book in your blade and pay £8.50 deposit.

This covers an initial assessment and the cost of posting your blade(s) back to you.

If you are not sure if your blade is rescuable, you are welcome to send us photos of your blade so we can make an initial assessment before you book it in.

Post your blade(s) to us or arrange to drop them at Dyfed Permaculture Farm.

Blades must be suitably cleaned before sending. Instructions will be sent to you when you book.

Initial assessment.

On receipt of your blade(s), Phil will carry out an initial assessment. We will email you with an estimate for peening and repair.

  • If you are happy with the estimate Phil will carry out the work needed.
  • If you decide not to go ahead we will post the blade(s) back to you in it’s original condition (cost covered by the deposit)
Peening Service

Phil will carry out any necessary repairs and peen your blade.

Blades will be peened to an edge suitable for grass mowing unless you request otherwise eg a more robust edge for rougher mowing.

Invoicing and blade return

Once peening is complete, we will invoice you for the work.

  • Once payment is made we will post your blade(s) back to you, ready to mow once again
  • If you opt to collect your blades the booking-in fee will be refunded off your peening charge.

Please allow at least two weeks,

…although the work may be completed quicker then this.

The length of time between receiving your blade and returning it to you will vary depending on the work required and demand at that time of year.

Turn around will be quicker in the quieter winter season. This is an ideal time to have your blade given an annual MOT ahead of the new mowing season.


By Post

If you still have the red edge guard, put that on the blade, then wrap the blade up in bubble-wrap, card or multiple layers of newspaper and box it up securely for transit.

Second class postage with Royal Mail costs in the region of £5 – £12 depending on the length of the blade. It may be  cheaper with a service like Parcel 2 Go for longer blades.

Drop Off

Blades can be brought to us at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm. Please get in touch to arrange a time.

A booking in deposit of £8.50 for up to 4 blades to cover assessment and return postage (refunded if you collect your blade)

Plus a peening cost of £1.20 per 5cm length of blade to be peened (inc VAT). This is invoiced after work is complete.

Please note, we make extra charges if:

  • the blade requires more then basic cleaning or
  • for repair of more then minor damage to the blade edge.

We will give you an estimate before we start work on your blade.