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        Seymour Midwest No.8 Aluminum Snath - $53
        Seymour Midwest 30" Grass Blade - $83 (ground,honed and adjusted)

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Baryonyx Knife Co. A Primer on the Selection, Use, & Maintenance of the American Scythe product page Seymour Midwest No.8 Aluminum Snath - Our price: $52.94 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 to discuss your requirements!

Seymour Midwest product page Seymour (SN-8) Snath

Seymour Snath with Aluminum Handle, Light Duty

         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
        UPC: 031365040301
        LIST PRICE: $75.15 EACH 

Scythe Supply

ScytheSupply youtube Lawn Mowing with a Scythe

Helps to have wet grass. page Scythe Outfits article Sharpening and Honing


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Christoff Schneider youtube Christoff Schneider scythe mowing with the NEW TAI CHI STILE

the jolly scythers, scythe tour part 1 Christoff Schneider


FortyTwoBlades youtube The Power of the American Scythe

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BladerunnersScythes youtube Scythe repair - part 1

Very good and informative.

Work With Nature youtube Scything - Sharpening & Honing the Scythe Blade! How to use a Scythe!

PermacultureMedia youtube How to Sharpen a Scythe Safely and Effectively

Excellent information. Uses peening jig.


paul wheaton youtube sharpening / peening a scythe

Dirtpatcheaven youtube The Ultimate Homesteading Tool...SCYTHE

Justin Rhodes youtube How to Scythe + STOP Weeding, Watering and Fertilizing

Excellent video. Shows trimming blade.

Botan Anderson youtube Zen and the Art of Peening a Scythe Blade

Botan Anderson youtube Peening with a Picard Scythe Anvil and the 1SR Roll Guide

Demonstrating how I use the 1SR Roll-Guide to keep my scythe’s edge in position on the Picard anvil face.

Scythe Peening Manual by Botan Anderson

Patrick Roehrman youtube Sharpening a Scythe