A two blade set gives you greater flexibility, with each blade being suited to different mowing conditions.
The Short blade is used for for trimming narrow areas, paths, rough grass or round trees. It can also manage rougher work like coarser weeds and young brambles.The Meadow blade is kept in good condition for mowing grass, lawns and meadows.
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Which Short Blade?
Luxor 40cm or 50cm – trimming work, weeding and mowing narrow paths
A short grass blade for trimming work, weeding and mowing narrow paths.
The Luxor blades don’t have a stone point so it’s easier to get the tip of the blade close in to mow vegetation growing next to obstacles. So this makes them useful for mowing along a raised edge or around posts and trees.
In general we find the 50cm blade a good length in our large garden as it will cut more per stroke, but the 40cm blade is handy in very tight areas such as “weeding” between closely spaced plants or for very narrow paths.
Both of these blades are relatively sturdy and therefore versatile in use. Whilst primarily built for grass and weeds, they manage rougher plants like dock quite happily and can even manage the odd young bramble.
Falci 187 40cm or 55cm – rougher grass, weeds, bracken and bramble
A short, tougher blade that is suitable for mowing rougher grass, weeds, bracken and bramble and for use on more uneven ground.
The Falci 187 55cm is a versatile blade that can be used for mowing rougher grass, weeds, bracken and bramble. The longer length will help you mow more with each stroke whilst still being nimble enough for confined areas and trimming work.
In addition to the above, the Falci 187 40cm blade can be used on things like raspberry canes and young tree suckers, whilst still retaining more versatility then a pure bush blade. It’s short length (40cm) contributes to it’s strength and means it is suitable for use in confined areas.
Which Meadow blade?
Falci 128 60cm or 70cm, Falci 100 60cm – fine lawns and meadows
The Falci 128 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 and your area is fairly free of stones etc.
Rasierschnitt 60cm – stony or coarser meadow areas
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 stony or rougher meadow areas, though it will need more frequent peening.
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A Falci 128 70cm blade and a Luxor 50cm blade is a good starting place for a lot of people.