Choosing the Correct Snath Length

Snaths are available in four lengths. The length needed depends on your height – see table below.

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.

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

Note:
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
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2 thoughts on “Choosing the Correct Snath Length”

  1. Lee

    Can you clarify the different sizes for me as the heights in size 2 and 3 overlap. I am 5’10” which is in both of these sizes, but I have short legs so should I go for size 2?

    1. Michelle Laine Post Author

      It can be a little more tricky to choose the best snath length when you are in the overlap region. The aim is to get the snath that gives you the greatest possible range of adjustment, so you can make it comfortable for you. If you say your legs are relatively short in proportion to your height I would recommend a size 2 as you are likely to want to have the handles set lower rather then higher.

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