Need some convincing about why scythes are a worthwhile investment?

One grip snath from a two grip snath

My experience with pruning raspberries with a scythe, and subsequent discussions, gave me an idea…

And no, I wouldn't recommend this blade for constrained mowing - it was just the one that was on it!

And no, I wouldn’t recommend this blade for constrained mowing – it was just the one that was on it!

Here I’ve removed the lower grip and fixed the upper grip to the lower position, and pointed the grip forward rather than back toward the body.

It seriously messes with the lay of the blade, but for a job like pruning, where the blade doesn’t need to lay anywhere, it opens up more possibilities. The two grip setup can be encumbering when trying to maneuver the tool in constrained places, or amongst other vegetation that you need to leave intact.

It’s not going to be anywhere near as comfy as a single grip snath that was built as a single grip snath, but it’s worth playing with if you have constrained mowing to do.

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