Scythe Buyers' Guide
Recently posted or updated pages, organized by date. (Note: Minor modifications are not listed here.
For the most recent update, check the end of each page for "date modified".)
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March 17th 2013
- Our retail catalogue is closed. If you wish to buy a scythe, we suggest you place an order from ScytheWorks if you are in North America; otherwise, see more options here.
- For some wonderful videos on the harvesting of grain in Nepal using sickles and grain cradles, check out Alexander Vido of ScytheWorks' youtube channel, and for more info and photos, please take a look at the Scythe Project In Nepal page.
- Retail catalogue opened! New wildwood matched units, tall hickory snath, ScytheConnection snath model back in stock while supplies last...
We have recently been made aware that a few of the links on our video page aren't working for some browsers. Thanks to the folks who have taken the time to let us know and offered some great advice! We will be following up on it shortly, but in the meantime, please take a look at our YouTube channel where we've posted several new videos on using a scythe and making hay.
Note: Our videos 'The End of Cheap Oil and the Rise of the Scythe' have been removed from YouTube, but are still available for viewing here.
- 'Scythe Buyer's Guide' updated.
- International Peening Day April 1st 2012
29 Mar. 2012
Check out Steve Tomlin's blog, Scytherspace, for details.
- Home Scale Grain Culture! - a call for action
4 Mar. 2012
Among the many worthy essays we've read within the last few moons, three have struck us as particularly deserving of an endorsement. Each is "refreshing" in it's own way, not because they shed a more rosy light on our collective future but because they dare to address "the seldom expressed".
1. Carolyn Baker's Transition: The Sacred, The Scared, And The Scarred
posted on CounterCurrents.org
2. Paul Kingsnorth -- Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist
published in the Fall 2011 issue of Orion magazine
A warning: If you'd rather wear a perpetual smile you might want to skip this one...
3. Tim Bennett -- Thelma, Louise, and Six Degrees
I consider this one to be most unique among the trio, because with an unconventional style and a mighty punch, Tim dares to dive into murky waters.
- Italian-made scythe blades - An evaluation by Peter Vido
2 Mar. 2012
- Wildwood snaths -- a sample photo gallery.
1 Mar. 2012
As yet another attempt to inspire self-reliance in tool handle-making in general and snaths in particular, we're putting together a gallery of not only very functional but also beautiful snaths.
- General Advice on the Care of Tools
29 Feb. 2012
- Additional photos and text posted on Mower of the Decade article.
28 Feb. 2012
- About Us page updated.
16 Feb. 2012
- The Magna Grecia Hoe; article published by Small Farmers Journal.
28 Jan. 2012
Due to something of an "internal crisis" this website has been more or less on low speed auto-pilot for well over a year. Late as it may now be (in view of what is still 'realistically possible') we begin to catch up.... slowly.
But before adding the imminently practical content, we wish to:
- a) Publicly acknowledge the scythe passion and accomplishments of Niels Johannsen from Denmark -- and nominate him as the "Mower of the Decade".
(Photo by Michel Schaumburg)
- b) Congratulate Alexander Vido of ScytheWorks for the necessary perseverance to implement his years-long vision: to bring the gift of the scythe to people he believes need it ~ Scythe Project in Nepal
24 Jan. 2012
Updated 17 Mar. 2013