Minimum Scythe Set (grass blades)

From £132.00

A minimum scythe kit with a choice of  meadow / lawn / garden blades.

While we would recommend the majority of people to buy a standard scythe set with peening equipment included, there are a number of occasion when a more basic set may be adequate. For example:

  • When you are buying a second scythe and already have peening equipment
  • When you are starting out and are planning to use our blade peening service to begin with or intend to buy your own peening equipment at a later date

Scroll down the page for information on deciding which options to select.

Scythe sets come with a yellow plastic stone holder as standard. Click checkbox to switch to a galvanized metal holder. Note the metal holders are slightly smaller and some sharpening stones may “stick” slightly when you are pulling them out for use.

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Which Scythe blade do I need?

Blade choices are Profisense grass blades, Luxor grass blade, Falci 100cm meadow blades and Falci 128 Grass / Trimming Blade.

All these blades perform at their best with regular peening.

The Falci blades will generally keep a good grass edge for longer between peenings (when maintaining small areas, peening might be needed only once a year) but are lighter then the Profisense/Luxor blades so need more awareness in use.More information about each blade can be found under their individual scythe blade listings.

65cm and 75cm Profisense

Falci 128

50c, 60cm and 70cm Falci 128

50cm, 60cm and 75cm Falci 100

Luxor 75cm


We highly recommend adding the book “Learn to Scythe” to your scythe set.

This comprehensive instruction book is clear, informative and easy to read. It’s the next best thing to going on a scythe course! Only £10

Also available Managing Grass with a Scythe. Add to your scythe set for £6.

We highly recommend adding the book “Learn to Scythe” to your scythe set.

This comprehensive instruction book is clear, informative and easy to read. It’s the next best thing to going on a scythe course!

Add a copy of Managing Grass with a Scythe by Simon Fairlie to your scythe set for £6.00.

New revised and extended edition, an excellent book with guidance on how to manage grassland with a scythe, everything from hay making to mowing the lawn.

Click here to view and add books to your scythe set
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Which snath length do I need?

Snaths are available in four lengths. The length needed depends on your height.

Your Height———-Snath Number

Less then 5ft ———Size 1
5ft – 5ft 10————-Size 2 (150cm)
5ft 8 – 6ft 4————Size 3 (160cm)
6ft 4 and taller——–Size 4

Once the correct length has been chosen, the scythe can be fine tuned using the adjustable handle positions on the snath such that the set up suits your height and mowing style.

People who are at the edge of the height range 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.

Which snath length do I need?

Which Sharpening stone do I need?

As standard, we recommend a La Saurat sharpening stone as we find this stone offers a good compromise – it is easy for a beginner to use, yet is fine enough that it does not wear away the peened edge too quickly.

As you gain experience with sharpening the finer Rozutec stone will enable you to achieve a good sharp edge whilst removing even less metal, increasing the length of time a peened edge will last.

Which Sharpening stone do I need?

Preparing your new blade for mowing

All new blades should have the lacquer cleaned off the cutting edge to prevent it clogging the sharpening stone. See this post for further details.

Preparing your new blade

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Each kit contains:

  • One Scythe Blade,
  • An adjustable wooden snath (inc movable hand grips, clamp and wedge),
  • A whetstone holder (for carrying the sharpening stone whilst out scything),
  • A natural Sharpening Stone (for regular sharpening of blade in the field),
  • A Quick Set up Guide.

Additional information

Snath Length

1 (small), 2 (medium), 3 (long), 4 (extra-long)

Sharpening Stone

La Saurat, Rozutec

Blade Choice

50cm Falci 100, 60cm Falci 100, 75cm Falci 100, 50cm Falci 128, 60cm Falci 128, 70cm Falci 128, 75cm Luxor, 65cm Profisense, 75cm Profisense