Minimum Scythe Set (blade 70cm or less)

From £118.00

While we would recommend the majority of people to buy a standard scythe set with peening equipment included, there are a limited number of occasion when a more basic set may be adequate. For example:

  • When you are buying a second scythe and already have peening equipment
  • When you are starting out and are planning to use our blade peening service to begin with or intend to buy your own peening equipment at a later date
  • When you are only intending to use the scythe for very rough weeds / brambles, where it is possible to get away without peening your blade. (Also see our Rough Mowing Scythe set)

Full contents of the kit can be seen at the bottom of the page.

Special Offer

We highly recommend adding the book “Learn to Scythe” to your scythe set.

This comprehensive instruction book is clear, informative and easy to read. It’s the next best thing to going on a scythe course!

Available for only £8 (usual price £10) when brought with a scythe set.


Also available Managing Grass with a Scythe. Add to your scythe set for only £5 (usual price £6).

We highly recommend adding the book “Learn to Scythe” to your scythe set.

This comprehensive instruction book is clear, informative and easy to read. It’s the next best thing to going on a scythe course!

Available for only £8 (usual price £10) when brought with a scythe set.

Add the book and a scythe set to your basket and the discount will be automatically applied.

Add a copy of Managing Grass with a Scythe by Simon Fairlie to your scythe set for only £5 (usual price £6).

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

Add the book and a scythe set to your basket and the discount will be automatically applied.

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More information about each blade can be found under their individual scythe blade listings.

Scythe blade listings

Which blade do I need?

Which snath length do I need?

Snaths are available in four lengths. The length needed depends on your height.

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

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.

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.

Which snath length do I need?

Add a file and Carborundum sharpening stone to your kit to aid with reshaping of the blade edge in place of peening
Optional Extras to add to your kit

Preparing your new blade for mowing

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

Preparing your new blade

Which Sharpening stone do I need?

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.

Which Sharpening stone do I need?


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Description

Each kit contains:

One Scythe blade

La Bergamasca

One natural Sharpening Stones. For regular sharpening of blade in the field

adjustable wooden snath

Adjustable wooden snath, inc movable hand grips, clamp and wedge

Galvanised Metal Stone Sheath for carrying the stone when in the field

Quick Set Up Guide

Quick Set Up Guide

Additional information

Snath Length

1 (small), 2 (medium), 3 (long), 4 (extra-long) (+£6)

Blade Choice

Styria Ditch Blade 55cm, Styria Ditch Blade 65cm, Falci 128 Trimming Blade 50cm, Falci 128 Trimming Blade 60cm, Falci 128 Trimming Blade 70cm, Luxor blade 40cm, Luxor blade 50cm, Rasierschnitt 60cm, Falci 100 50cm, Falci 100 60cm

Sharpening Stone

La Saurat, Rozutec