Two Blade Scythe Set – Picard Anvil option

From £215.00

This kit is the same as our standard two blade kit, except the peening jig has been replaced with a Picard Peening Anvil and a Picard Peening Hammer.

A two blade kit gives you greater flexibility, with each blade being suited to different mowing conditions. This kit is ideal if you are planning to do a mix of mowing eg hay making / lawn mowing as well as control of weeds.

We tend to use a 65cm Styria for rougher work in late autumn and over the winter, switching to a 75cm Profisense in the spring for the lawn mowing and hay making season. But the Styria doesn’t get the summer off! It earns it’s keep controlling narrow paths in the garden and a myriad other small jobs.

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?

Profisense Meadow Blade: 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.

Styria Ditch Blade: 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?

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:

Profisense and Styria Fux Scythe Blades

Two scythe blades

adjustable wooden snath

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

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

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

Peening Anvil

Picard Peening Anvil

Picard Peening Hammer

blue rubberised sanding block garryflex

Garryflex block for cleaning the blade prior to peening

Additional information

Snath Length

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

Sharpening Stone

La Saurat, Rozutec

Styria Blade Options

55cm Standard, 65cm Standard

Profisense Blade Options

75cm Standard