An Introduction To American Scythes

Please Note: Please plan your orders well in advance of when you need them, if possible!
Demand is high and supply is intermittent, especially during the peak of the season. We don't want you stuck without an essential tool because of strain on our ability to fill orders.

The scythe is a powerful and versatile hand tool for mowing grasses and clearing weeds and brush. Usable in areas that a bush hog can't access, faster and more precise than a string trimmer, and silent in operation, the scythe is far from an outdated tool and is absolutely indispensable for the modern homesteader or hobby farmer.

While much maligned by many modern retailers of the European-pattern scythe (big surprise!) the American scythe is our preferred style. For instructions on the use and maintenance of the classic American pattern scythe, see the present edition of our comprehensive guide. Updates will be posted as additional information is added.

We often have vintage blades and snaths available waiting for restoration work, so feel free to write us with inquiries about what we have available if you're looking for something specific! 
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