There are two blade choices in this scythe set, click on the links below for more information on each.
The curved shape of the Falci 128 blade works well in confined areas and around obstacles, eg trimming around the garden or allotment, mowing in orchards or along trackways.
It is a good choice for a maintaining a garden meadow, as the refined Falci finish means it needs less frequent peening to keep a good grass cutting edge. Like any blade it needs frequent honing to keep a keen edge, but when used to manage a small area may only need peening once a year.
It’s deep belly makes it forgiving of uneven ground and easy for the beginner to set up and mow. When used on the lawn the deep belly gives a slightly longer cut, which can be desirable as it leaves the lawn greener then with a very close cut.
It is a lighter blade then the Rasierschnitt so is a good choice if most of your mowing is green weeds and grass but is less suitable for tougher weeds.
The Rasierschnitt is a good all rounder. It mows grasses well and, as a slightly heavier blade, would be a better choice then the Falci for stoney or rougher meadow areas, though it will need more frequent peening.
The blade has a long taper to it’s tip. This makes it easier to carry out selective mowing eg “weeding” around plants in a forest garden. The less hooked tip and it’s long taper allows the blade to penetrate clumping plants well, making it the best blade for mowing soft rush.
If used with care this blade is capable of mowing young brambles. If you have large areas to tackle, or the brambles are more mature, one of these tougher blades might suit you better.
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