Any scythers here? Scythe users?

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  1. OrienM

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    Thanks, I have seen photos of the straight snaths (with an extension handle mortise-and-tenoned in up front) and it does look like a bit simpler option. I thought I found a perfect elm tree yesterday for a bent snath, but the bends weren't quite right once I had it in-hand...:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, that's exactly them. My local store sells them for a few dollars.
     
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    There used to be a guy on here used them alot. But got banned for being so argument about stupid edgde geometry's and super steels. Go through some of the archives he posted a lot about them
     
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    You can work a scythe or it will work you. I remember my paw paw mowing the yard with one. That has to be some of the best metal in the world to hold an edge like it does. I learned real quick like I didn't want anything to do with a scythe or its cousin a " cradle" for wheat.
     
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    I havnt seen the Amish using them
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    Most seem to have a little pony drawn cutter bar . I’ve seen a lot of young girls using weed hackers in the ditches .
    Apparently the lawn keeping chores are assigned to teenage girls .
    Too bad that doesn’t catch on in the English communities .
     
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    Here's mine. I bought in new about 40 yrs ago. It was made in Austria. I can move the handles around until they are just right, then tighten them down. It has chopped off and uprooted a lot of big tumbleweeds over the years.

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    I know one
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    That's called a " sickle bar", we had a horse drawn one when I was growing up . Along with a hay rake and a bailer.
     

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