The Starter Scythe Kit consists of a grass blade of your choice, the 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.
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 are an experienced metal worker or blacksmith and feel confident that you could peen out the blade freehanded, see the Advanced Scythe Kit. If you are 100% left handed. see the Starter Scythe Kit, left handed or Advanced Scythe Kit, left handed.