One Blade Scythe Set – Grass, Weeds and Rougher Mowing (Styria)

From £160.00

This kit contains a Styria Ditch blade, Britain’s most popular scythe blade.

Tougher then the Profisense blade, it can happily cut young brambles, bracken, nettles and soft weeds, but can still be peened and sharpened such that it can be used to mow grass paths, small lawns and in orchards. It’s curved shape works well in confined areas and around obstacles.

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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Which blade length do I need?

This kit comes with either a 65cm or 55cm blade. The 65cm is generally recommended. The 55cm length is useful in more confined circumstances eg paths less than 3-4ft in width, areas with a lot of obstacles.

Which blade length 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?

Ready to Mow Scythe Blades

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.

What is a Ready to Mow 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

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

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

Peening Jig

Peening Jig What is Peening?

blue rubberised sanding block garryflex

Garryflex block for cleaning the blade prior to peening

Artificial Stone: Carborundum (medium) for use after peening with the jig

Artificial Stone: Carborundum for use after jig peening

Quick Set up Guide

Additional information

Snath Length

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

Blade Length

55cm, 65cm

Blade Finish

Standard, Ready to Mow (+£10)

Sharpening Stone

La Saurat, Rozutec