(1) VISIT THE STORE You can save on postage by coming to the store, less than a mile from the A35 on the Dorset/Devon border. My store does not follow regular shop hours. Please phone and/or e-mail to make an appointment and avoid disappointment. I don't take cards so you will need either a chequebook, or cash, or the ability to make a bank transfer from a mobile phone.

(2) REGIONAL DISTRIBUTORS You may be able to get what you need from any one of these regional distributors, who may also be able to give you some tuition:

Cumbria: Steve Tomlin
*Dyffed, Wales: Phil Batten, Scythe Cymru
Hereford: David Kuegler, david.kuegler(at)
West Sussex: Mark Allery;
Shropshire: Andrea Gilpin hello(at) (not com or .uk)
Wiltshire: Chris Riley chris(at)
Somerset: Andi Rickard andirickard(at)
*East Anglia: Richard Brown
Northern Ireland and the Republic: Neil Foulkes neilfoulkes62(at)
and Christopher Hayes: temujinhayes(at)

(3) EMAIL AND TELEPHONE ADVICE Send an email or ring me and I will take the time to advise you on the best blade and snath for your requirements. I respond better to emails than to the phone, but I am nearly always by the phone on Mondays between 10.30am and 1 midday. I get far too many emails and sometimes miss important ones, so if you haven't had a reply within three days, feel free to resend the email. Do however read the advice on the product list before seeking advice.

(4) PAYMENT BY CHEQUE If you already know what you want, check the price on our price list, print out and fill in the order form, and send it with a cheque, postal order or cash to the address below. You don't have to use the order form, you can use your own paper, but please don't forget to give: (i) your address, and telephone or e-mail so we can contact you if there is a problem (ii) your height if you want to buy a snath. Please do not assume, if you have talked to me on the phone, that I already have all the details. If you send cash, you are advised to send it recorded delivery.

(5) PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER Though I prefer cheques I can take bank transfer payments. If you want to pay by bank transfer, please email me and I will send you an order form for you to fill in and send back when you have completed the transfer. If you represent an organization/company I can supply on the basis of a numbered purchase order. SORRY, I DON'T ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS OR PAYPAL.

(6) TRAINING COURSE Come to one of my courses, and test out equipment before you buy it. Or find out about courses elsewhere on the Scythe Association website

PHONE NUMBER: 01297 561359 . During the summer we experience very heavy demand, and my answerphone is likely to be full up. An email will be more reliable.


POSTAL ADDRESS: Simon Fairlie (Scythes), Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6DQ, UK .

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