A tougher blade that is suitable for mowing rougher grass, weeds, bracken and bramble and over rough ground where there may be stones etc that would damage a finer blade.
When peened it will also neatly cut finer grasses and soft weeds – a multi-purpose blade.
A “Ready to Mow” option is offered on this blade, although it is not necessary if the blade is only intended for use on rough weeds such as brambles and bracken.
Choice of length depends on the size of area you want to mow and the number of obstacles to mow around. A longer blade gives you more “bite forward” and allows you to mow more with each stroke.The 55cm blade is better in more confined areas. It exerts less leverage on the snath, so causing less stress on the snath when mowing tougher vegetation.
All new blades should have the lacquer cleaned off the cutting edge to prevent it clogging the sharpening stone. For best performance when mowing grass and fleshy weeds, most blades will also benefit from being edge peened before first use.
For an extra £10, all scythe blades can be supplied prepared and edge peened. Blades are prepared to order and may take longer to dispatch at times of high demand. As with all blades, Ready to Mow blades will need honing with a stone before first use and frequently there after.
The chance to buy a “Ready to Mow” Styria 65cm or Profisense 75cm is offered to all course participants at the end of a scythe course at no extra charge.