Seymour Midwest No.8 Aluminum Snath - $53 Seymour Midwest 30" Grass Blade - $83 (ground,honed and adjusted)
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baryonyxknife.com product page Seymour Midwest No.8 Aluminum Snath - Our price: $52.94
baryonyxknife.com product page Seymour Midwest 30" Grass Blade - $61
While we are critical of these Austrian-made blades for not being true to classical American form, they do have some notable redeeming qualities to them: they are light, thin in the web, acceptably hard, yet also rapid to hone. As such they make excellent blades for the novice scythe user to learn with or for those desiring a particularly light blade of the hardy American-esque pattern.
This grass blade is a good choice for general mowing duties, both for lawn and field work.
If selecting the “Ground & Honed” option the edge will be made fully ready to mow.
If selecting the “Angle Adjusted” option we will heat and bend the tang by approximately 10° to lower the lay of the blade in use. For users of average height this will bring the lay of the blade low enough for acceptable lawn use and other close-cropped mowing if used on a Seymour No.8 aluminum snath. If mowing in very rough terrain, cutting lots of challenging growth, or of shorter stature we suggest omitting this option. If of above-average height or being paired with a snath of lesser curvature than the No.8 snath a stronger angle may be desired. If you would like a greater angle than the default 10°, please write us at email@example.com to discuss your requirements!
seymourmidwest.com product page Seymour (SN-8) Snath
Seymour Snath with Aluminum Handle, Light Duty
KEY FEATURES: Seymour (SN-8) Snath Steel Web, Iron Loop Bolt 1.25" Diam. Aluminum Handle for Light Duty Cutting DIMENSIONS: 6.000 W • 57.500 L • 9.500 H WEIGHT EACH: 2.2 lbs. CURRENT PART NUMBER: 21408 LEGACY PART NUMBER: SN-8 UPC: 031365040301 MASTER CATALOG PAGE: 66 LIST PRICE: $75.15 EACH
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