This scythe set is intended for people who will be using their scythe for rough work only.
The Styria and Falci 187 Ditch blade will also cut grass, for best results this requires peening.
If you are only mowing rough weeds, docks, bracken and brambles it is possible to get away without peening your blade. To manage these blade with out peening, use a file and a coarser stone to periodically re-shape the edge of the blade.
The 65cm Styria blade gives you more “bite forward”, allowing you to mow more with each stroke. The 55cm Falci 187 is useful in more confined circumstances eg paths less than 3-4ft in width or in areas with a lot of obstacles to mow around.
Other blade options
The following short, tough blades are suitable for mowing tough weeds, bracken, bramble and woody plants such as raspberry canes and young tree suckers.
The 40cm Fux Bush blade is capable of cutting older, woodier tree suckers in addition to the above, but it is not suitable for grass.
The 40cm Falci 187 is a more versatile bush blade and a better choice if you will be mowing softer weeds as well as tougher ones. The short length is useful in very confined conditions, and contributes to it’s strength and means it will put less strain on your snath when used to cut tough, woody material.