The Advanced Scythe Kit consists of a grass blade of your choice, the snath of your choice, a copper stone sheath, the Mailander Gruene Drache whetstone, the Picard scythe anvil and Picard peening hammer.
This kit is well suited to someone who is experienced working with metal and feels confident they could peen a blade freehanded.
If you mainly wish to mow in enclosed spaces such as around trees, garden beds and fences, the trimming blade would be most useful for you. If you wish to mow mainly wide open areas of grass, and maybe even make some hay, the field blade (75 cm) or even the hay making blade (90 cm) would be a better choice. If you have both enclosed and open areas to mow, the all-purpose blade would be a good choice. The vegie garden blade is for mowing in narrower rows in your vegetable garden. We’ve even seen people mowing salad vegetables with this blade when harvesting salad vegetables for market.
- If you are shorter than about 160 cm (5 ft 3 in), choose the Short snath
- If you are between 158 cm to 176 cm (5 ft 9 in) tall, choose the Standard snath
- If you are between 176 cm and 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) tall, choose the Long snath
- If you are between 188 cm to 200 cm (6 ft 7 in) tall, choose the Extra Long snath
Please note: If you don’t feel confident to tackle freehanded peening at this stage, the Starter Scythe Kit provides you with an easier way of sharpening your blade. If you are 100% left handed. see the Starter Scythe Kit, left handed or Advanced Scythe Kit, left handed.