One Blade Scythe Set – Lawns and Meadows (Profisense) Anvil Option

From £175.00

This set is the same as our standard one blade kit, except the peening jig has been replaced with a Picard Peening Hammer and either a Picard Peening Anvil OR a Fux Deluxe Bar Peening Anvil.

This is the set you need if you will be mainly mowing large areas of soft green vegetation, such as hay meadows, lawns or large grassed orchards.

Profisense – A fine blade for mowing meadows, soft weeds and lawns.

This blade sets up and mows easily so is ideal for learning to scythe.

A longer blade will allow you to move forward further with each stroke of the scythe. This will result in the mower having to move the weight of more grass across the stroke. So a compromise has to be made between speed of mowing and the weight the mower is able/willing to move.

In lighter meadow grasses and lawns a longer blade is preferable, but a shorter blade may be preferred in heavier grasses or in confined areas eg small lawns, paths.

It comes with a Profisense blade

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.

Click here to view and add offers to your scythe set

Which blade length do I need?

This kit comes with either a 65cm or 75cm blade. Most people can mow well with the 75cm blade, given an open situation with at least 6ft of width to mow in. In more confined areas, a 65cm blade is 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?

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?
65cm length Profisense out of stock
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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

A Picard Peening Hammer

blue rubberised sanding block garryflex

Garryflex block for cleaning the blade prior to peening

Quick Set up Guide

Peening Anvil

A choice of a Picard Peening Anvil…..

Fux Deluxe Peening Anvil

…or a Fux Deluxe Bar Peening Anvil

Additional information

Snath Length

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

Blade Length

75cm

Sharpening Stone

La Saurat, Rozutec

Anvil Type

Picard anvil, Fux Deluxe Anvil (+£48)