One Blade Scythe Set – Gardens, Garden Meadows and Allotments


The blades in this set are aimed at people maintaining lawns, gardens, allotments and small meadows.

Scroll down for help deciding which options to select.

Sets come with a plastic stone holder as standard.
Note the metal holders are smaller and some stones may “stick” slightly when you are pulling them out for use.


The blades in this set are aimed at people maintaining lawns, gardens, allotments and small meadows.

This video shows some of the ways Phil uses a scythe in our garden.

There are various blade choices in this scythe set.

See the FAQs for help picking a blade, and for answers to other common questions.

This set contains peening equipment.

If you only do a small amount of mowing in a year, it is a viable option to use a peening service instead of having your own equipment. See this scythe set for more information.


Falci 128 60cm

The Falci 128 blade is a good choice if most of your scything is fine grasses and weeds. The light blade 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 (or less).

The curved shape works well in confined areas and around obstacles, eg trimming around the garden or allotment, mowing in orchards or along trackways.

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 or the Profisense, so it is less suitable for tougher weeds or areas where you might accidently hit hard objects eg concrete path edging.

The 60cm length is of a length to mow open areas in a reasonable time, but is still nimble enough for a range of garden tasks.

Rasierschnitt 60cmRasierschnitt 60cm scythe blade

The Rasierschnitt is a good all rounder. As a slightly heavier blade, it is a better choice then the Falci for stony or rougher meadow areas, though it will need slightly more frequent peening.

It can mow all kinds of grass, and is a good choice for mowing clumping or overstood grasses.

The blade has a long taper to it’s tip and no stone point. 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, a two blade set or one of these tougher blades might suit you better.

The 60cm blade is nimble enough for most garden jobs but long enough to mow open areas in a reasonable time.

Profisense 65cm

The Profisense 65cm is a good choice if most of your mowing is larger areas of grass, soft weeds and lawns with infrequent obstacles to mow around.

The 65cm length will cut more per stroke, so enabling you to work faster.

Ideally paths, lawns etc should be greater than 4ft in width. If you have the odd area that is narrower, you can adapt your technique to manage.

This blade sets up and mows easily so is ideal for learning to scythe.


If you are mowing a lot of narrow paths or around other plants / objects, with 3ft of scything space or less, you might find you need a shorter blade than in this set.

For one blade sets with shorter blade options see One Blade Scythe Set – Gardens and Allotments (paths and weeding)

For a two blade set with a combination of longer and shorter blade options see Two Blade Scythe Set – Gardens, Allotments and Garden Meadows

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 when scything)
  • A Peening Jig (What is Peening?)
  • A Garryflex block (for cleaning the blade prior to peening)
  • An artificial Stone: Carborundum (for use after jig peening)
  • A Quick Set up Guide

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.

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 th

La Saurat

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.

We offer a choice of two jigs with our sets.

Standard Peening Jig

The standard jig is a cost effective way to begin peening. This jig is the better choice for peening blades used for coarser mowing.

If you end up doing a lot of peening you may, in the future, want to move onto a Fux deluxe jig or freehand peening with an anvil.

Fux Deluxe Peening Jig

Fux Peening JigThe Fux Deluxe Peening Jig is more expensive but is a better quality jig.

It is a good choice if you expect to stick with jig peening over your scything career or you will do a lot of peening (multiple blades, many times a year).

It is best used to achieve a finer, grass-mowing edge. Blades need to be peened regularly for this jig to work most effectively.

Each set comes with a printed copy of our Quick Set Up Guide.

Additional instructional books you can add to your set:

Learn to Scythe by Steve Tomlin

We highly recommend adding this comprehensive instruction book to your scythe set. It is clear, informative and easy to read. It’s the next best thing to going on a scythe course! 

£10.50Add to basket

Managing Grass with a Scythe by Simon Fairlie.

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

£8.00Add to basket

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