Rough Mowing Scythe Set

From £114.50

This set comes with a Styria Ditch blade as standard. It is intended for people who will be using their scythe for rough weeds / brambles, where it is possible to get away without peening your blade.

It is possible to manage this blade with out peening if you use a file to periodically re-shape the edge of the blade. The Styria blade will also cut grass, for best results this requires peening.

Other blade options

On request, I have added the option of Fux Bush blade, a Falci 187 Short Ditch blade or a Falci Bear with this set. These short, tough blade are suitable for mowing tough weeds, bracken, bramble and woody plants such as raspberry canes and young tree suckers.

The Fux bush blade is also capable of cutting older, woodier tree suckers but it is not suitable for grass. The Falci 187 is a more versatile blade and a better choice if you will be mowing softer weeds as well as tougher ones. The short length of the 40cm contributes to it’s strength and means it will put less strain on your snath when used to cut tough, woody material. The 55cm 187 is useful in larger areas where it’s length allows you to mow more with each stroke.

The 55cm Falci Bear is similar to the Fux bush blade but longer, for details of this heavy ditch blade, see here

Full contents of the set 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.

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 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?
Add a file and Carborundum sharpening stone to your kit for only £6 (usual price £10) to aid with reshaping of the blade edge in place of peeningFlat File
Optional Extras to add to your kit

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?
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Description

Each set contains:

One Styria blade

La Bergamasca

La Bergamasca Sharpening Stone

adjustable wooden snath

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

Plastic Stone Holder

Quick Set Up Guide

Quick Set Up Guide

Additional information

Snath Length

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

Blade

Stryria 65cm, Falci Bear 55cm, Falci 187 40cm, Falci 187 55cm

Optional Extras

None, File and Carborundum Stone (+£6)