Mowing With A Scythe: Custom Fit Snath Makes It Easy


| 8/12/2010 10:10:00 AM


I've used a number of different scythes over the years -- most were borrowed and used mainly to cut vegetation in places where I couldn't manuver the tractor and mower. Some of those scythes were heavy and clunky, but worked nicely at whacking back brush. Others were light and almost flimsy -- those worked well for mowing grass. What I hadn't realized is that every one of those scythes were fit to snaths (handles) that were too short for me and in many cases not adjusted properly. My very first custom-fit scythe arrived in the mail last week and has so-changed my comfort level with this tool that I am now quite certain that I can hit my hand-made-hay tonnage goal this year. If you are ever tempted to mow or make hay using hand tools, be sure to spend some time at the Scythe Supply website -- lots of good information there and great prices on first-rate Austrian scythe blades and Maine-made custom snaths.

Hank takes a swing with his new custom-fit scythe.

Not having to stoop makes it easy and relaxing to swing the scythe in the proper 180-degree arc. I'm by no means an expert, but for the first time ever, I have less trouble keeping the scythe level through the entire swing. It's fun when you don't have to fight it.

Austrian scythe blade

Thanks to the folks at Scythe Supply, I learned that the scythe is supposed to slice the grass, not whack it. Once I had the blade's hafting angle adjusted properly, the scythe literally sang its way through the grass.



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