Learn to Mow with a Scythe
Learn to Mow with a Scythe
26 Jun 2018 10am - 4pm
Learn how to mow using a lightweight Austrian scythe with experienced scythe trainer Chris Riley.' On the Learn to Mow with a Scythe course you will discover the three interacting factors that make for successful mowing:
  • how to set up the grips correctly for the user’s proportions
  • how to keep the edge sharp
  • how to mow with a movement that is efficient for the body and effective in cutting the vegetation
You will also learn safe procedures for using the scythe, and for handling the blades on and off the snath. Cut resistant gloves are provided where appropriate. The course programme also includes the following:
  • introduction to the course
  • history of the scythe
  • comparison of English and continental scythes
  • description & parts of a scythe
  • principles of movement
  • how to effectively hone the edge with a whetstone
  • adjustment of blade angles, according to mowing circumstances
  • different blades for different purposes
  • demonstration of peening
  • maintenance and repair of blades
  • Managing meadows, and other vegetation, with a scythe
You will also get a chance to purchase your own Austrian scythe on the day. The benefits of purchasing your scythe on the day are the grips can then be set up correctly to fit you, and you can acquire one or more blades that are appropriate to your intended task. Please contact us or Chris beforehand if you are intending to buy.
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26 Jun 2018 10am – 4pm

Learn how to mow using a lightweight Austrian scythe with experienced scythe trainer Chris Riley.’

On the Learn to Mow with a Scythe course you will discover the three interacting factors that make for successful mowing:

  • how to set up the grips correctly for the user’s proportions
  • how to keep the edge sharp
  • how to mow with a movement that is efficient for the body and effective in cutting the vegetation

You will also learn safe procedures for using the scythe, and for handling the blades on and off the snath. Cut resistant gloves are provided where appropriate.

The course programme also includes the following:

  • introduction to the course
  • history of the scythe
  • comparison of English and continental scythes
  • description & parts of a scythe
  • principles of movement
  • how to effectively hone the edge with a whetstone
  • adjustment of blade angles, according to mowing circumstances
  • different blades for different purposes
  • demonstration of peening
  • maintenance and repair of blades
  • Managing meadows, and other vegetation, with a scythe

You will also get a chance to purchase your own Austrian scythe on the day. The benefits of purchasing your scythe on the day are the grips can then be set up correctly to fit you, and you can acquire one or more blades that are appropriate to your intended task. Please contact us or Chris beforehand if you are intending to buy.

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