One Blade Scythe Set – Grass and Trimming Work (Falci 128)

From £160.00

The curved shape of the Falci 128 blade works well in confined areas and around obstacles, eg trimming around the garden or allotment, mowing in orchards or along trackways.

It also mows well in the field or lawn if required so could be a good compromise blade if you want just one blade to do both lighter trimming and field work.

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 Styria so is a good choice if most of your mowing is soft green weeds and grass but is less suitable for tougher weeds.

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 50cm, 60cm or 70cm blade. The longer blade lengths are more useful in open situations. In more confined areas, the shorter lengths are more appropriate.

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?

Which Jig do I need?

We are now offering a choice of two jigs with our sets.

The standard jig is a good entry level jig and a cost effective way to begin peening.

If you end up doing a lot of peening you may, in the future, want to move onto a Fux deluxe jig or freehand peening with an anvil.

The Fux Deluxe Peening Jig is slightly more expensive but is a better quality jig.

It is a good choice if you expect to stick with jig peening over your scything career, you will do a lot of peening (multiple blades, many times a year) or if you want to get started with the best tools.

Which jig 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:

Falci 128

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

50cm, 60cm, 70cm

Blade Finish

Standard, Ready to Mow (+£10)

Sharpening Stone

La Saurat, Rozutec

Jig Type

Standard, Fux Deluxe Jig (+£27.50)