Buying a Scythe – Fitting and Advice Service


Can’t get on a scythe course but want a bit more help when choosing and setting up a scythe?

If you live locally or are in our area on holiday, you can take advantage of our in person fitting and advice service.

We will spend time with you discussing your needs, then fit a scythe to you and give basic instruction on use so you’ll be ready to mow when you get home.

Over about an hour, we offer the following:

  • A discussion of the scything you intend to do (if you can, bring photos of the kinds of vegetation / land)
  • Advice on the best equipment for your circumstances.
  • Basic scythe set up and use (as detailed in this guide)
    • Snath set up – choosing the correct length of snath, fitting the hand grips at the appropriate height for you
    • Scythe set up – how to attach the blade and set up the blade angles to get a good mowing position.
    • Sharpening – demonstration of honing (sharpening with a stone), explanation of peening and blade care and maintenance
    • Using a scythe – explanation of the basic mowing stroke, common beginner mistakes
Where are we?

Details on how to find us can be found here

When are we available?

Visits can be booked Mon-Sat, usually at either 10am or 2pm.

Sessions available for booking are listed in the drop down menu below. If you can’t see a session that suits you please get in touch and we’ll see if we can arrange another time.

Live too far away?

There are scythe teachers across the UK, running course and offering one to one sessions. Have a look on The Scythe Association Website and get in touch with someone near you and see what they can offer.

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Additional information

Fitting and Advice Session

Contact us to arrange a suitable date