The Starter Scythe Kit consists of the 70 cm left handed grass blade, the left handed snath of your choice, a copper stone sheath, the peening jig and the Mailander Gruene Drache whetstone.
This kit is well suited to someone who mainly wants to mow grass, but hasn’t had much experience working with metal.
There is only one length of blades that are left handed. We therefore recommend that if you feel you could manage a right handed scythe, which by the way is still used with two hands, you would be better to choose a right handed one. You have a much broader selection of blade lengths for right handed scythes.
- 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 are an experienced metal worker or blacksmith and feel confident that you could peen out the blade freehanded, see the Advanced Scythe Kit, left handed. If you would like to try the right handed scythe, see the Starter Scythe Kit or Advanced Scythe Kit.