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WARNING 28/03/24 scythes@myphone is temporarily out of order please email chapter7@tlio.org.uk

For an explanation of the items listed below see product list

To find out how to buy a scythe see How to Order It helps if you use the order form here.

You may find it easier to buy one of the SETS which are listed lower down the page here .

Still further down the page you can find information about PAYMENT here and POSTAGE here

All prices include VAT. My VAT number is GB 917 5685 87

Most items are in stock. Left-handed scythes are currently unavailable.

FOR ASSISTANCE email scythes@myphone.coop or ring 01297 561359

WARNING 28/03/24 scythes@myphone is temporarily out of order please email chapter7@tlio.org.uk
Description Length cm Weight gm (approx) Price, inc VAT.

BLADES
All blades made in Austria by Schröckenfux of Rossleithen.

cm gm £ sterling
GRASS BLADES      
Austrian-style grass blade (Rasierschnitt); for grass and fleshy weeds. 60 425 51
Austrian-style grass blade (Rasierschnitt); for grass and fleshy weeds. 75   54
Oriental-style Blade (Profisense); for fleshy weeds, meadows and lawns (OUT OF STOCK TILL APRIL 2024) 65 435 52
Oriental-style blade (Profisense); for fleshy weeds, meadows and lawns. 70 465 53
Oriental-style blade (Profisense); for fleshy weeds, meadows and lawns. 75 495 54
Oriental-style blade (Profisense); for fleshy weeds, meadows and lawns. 85 560 56
TOUGH BLADES      
Ditch blade: Styria —for rough grass and tough weeds. 55 440 50
Ditch blade: Styria — for rough grass and tough weeds. 65 480 52

Bush blade: Fux — heavy duty, cuts woody plants, not ideal for grass.

50 540 50
Bush blade: Fux —for targeted removal of woody plants, hopeless for grass. 40 460 48
VERY SHORT BLADES      
Tiny blade : Profisense model — for very confined circumstances, working between valued plants, eg allotment or row crop work. 40 335 46

Small blade : Profisense model —for grass and fleshy weeds in small gardens, paths etc. (OUT OF STOCK TILL APRIL 2024)

50 375 00
EXTRA LONG BLADES      

Ambitious Blade: Austrian style grass blade.OUT OF STOCK

95   60
Competition Blade: Austrian style grass blade. OUT OF STOCK 110 840 70
     
BLADE COVERS
cm
gm
£
Canvas blade cover 55cm to 60cm 55-60 100 15

Canvas blade cover 65cm

65 105 15
Canvas blade cover 75 cm 75 110 15
       

SNATHS
Adjustable curved wooden snath (movable handgrips); supplied with clamp for fixing blade. See product list for explanation of sizes.

     

Complete Size 1 for children and people under 5 feet tall (FOUR LEFT)

130 1150 50
Complete adjustable snath , Size 2 (4ft 10in - 5ft 8 in tall) 150 1300 68
Complete adjustable snath , Size 3 ( 5 ft 7 - 6 ft 3 in tall) 160 1450 68
Complete adjustable snath , Size 4 (6ft 2 and over) 170 1600 70
Left hand grip for adjustable wooden snath     12
Right hand grip for adjustable wooden snath.     14
Shaft of adjustable wooden snath;     36
Extra clamp for fixing blade to adjustable wooden snath, with hexagonal Allen Key.     6
10mm spanner for changing handgrip positions (chrome vanadium).     2
       
PEENING EQUIPMENT
cm
gm
£

Bar Peen Anvil (Picard, German) — for use with ordinary carpenter's hammer.

  500 30
Austrian peening jig     69

Czech Peening jig .

  900 33

Flat Anvil (Picard, German) — for use with cross peen hammer.

  510 30
Table Bar Peen Anvil (Schröckenfux, Austria)   940 75
Peening hammer — European style made in Germany by Picard, 500g.   500 28
       
ABRASIVES
cm
gm
£
Artificial stone: silicon carbide coarse/ 24 140 3
Artificial stone "Silicar" medium (220 grit) 26 200 12
Natural Stone: Mailander, fine (400? grit) DISCONTINUED 23/24 310  
Natural Stone: Le Saurat, fine, soft matrix (French)     12
Natural stone: Rozsutec 23-24 cm, very fine (>600 grit). (Slovak) 23/24 220 15
Set of all five stones (Coarse, Silicar, Mailander, Le Saurat, Rozsutec)     48
Flat chainsaw file, (Oregon, made by Vallorbe, Switzerland)   40 3
Garryflex rubberized sanding block. 120 grit. (UK supplier)   110 6
Garryflex rubberized sanding block. 60 grit. (UK supplier)   110 6
Garryflex rubberized sanding block. 36 grit. (UK supplier)   110 6
       
STONE SHEATHS
 
gm
£
Stone sheath (Czech — Copper)   140 18
Stone sheath (Czech — Galvanized steel)   100 8
Stone sheath (polished cow horn)   170 33
       
BOOKS
     
Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe — A4 booklet of 24 pages (FREE WITH ALL PURCHASES OF COMPLETE SCYTHES)     2
Learn to Scythe, by Steve Tomlin, 80 pages.     10
Learn to Scythe, by Steve Tomlin — REDUCED IF BOUGHT WITH A BLADE AND SNATH     8
The Scythe Book, by David Tresemer and Peter Vido OUT OF STOCK     19
Managing Grass in Britain with the Scythe, by Simon Fairlie, A5, new edition, 60 pages.     8
Managing Grass in Britain with the Scythe, REDUCED IF BOUGHT WITH A BLADE AND SNATH     6
SPARE PARTS
 
gm
£
Extra clamp for fixing blade to adjustable wooden snath, with hexagonal Allen Key. (A clamp is included when you buy a snath.) 35mmx40mm   6

Replacement grub screws for clamps. I will send one free if you send an SAE with large envelope stamps (£1.40 pence). Subsequent grub screws are £5 for 3 if part of a larger order, or £8 if this is all you are ordering. If your grub screw takes a square Allen key, please let me know.

    Free or £5
SICKLES AND OTHER TOOLS
     
Sickle, Right-Handed   255 26
Sickle — Left Handed   240 32
Magna Grecia mattock (head only) (OUT OF STOCK)     30
Bush Knife (Che's Mate)     35

NOVICE MOWERS If you are a novice mower, and especially if you are mowing grass, we strongly advise you to include Steve Tomlin's book Learn to Scythe in your order.

SETS
Y
ou may find it easier to order one of the following sets.

You will still need to specify: (a) which blade you want and (b) which size snath you need, or alternatively specify the height of the main user. If you are a novice mower, and especially if you are mowing grass, we strongly advise you to add Steve Tomlin's book Learn to Scythe to your order, for an extra £7.

A NOTE ON PEENING If all you need to do is hack down fleshy weeds, then you can get by without peening equipment. If you expect to be mowing substantial areas of grass, you will get better results over time if you peen your blade. However you are strongly advised not to buy one of the sets with peening equipment without first reading the information I provide about them: see the menu at the top of the Product List. If in doubt you can buy a Basic Set and acquire peening equipment later, ideally after some tuition.

BEGINNER'S KIT without peening equipment

The Basic Beginner's Kit ..... £136 plus £20 p&p

• One Adjustable wooden snath with clamp • One blade (any kind 70 cm or under) • One Saurat sharpening stone (fine) • One synthetic sharpening stone (coarse) • One flat file • One copy of Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe

SETS WITH PEENING EQUIPMENT

The Economy Set with Czech Peening Jig .....£168 plus £20 p&p

• One Adjustable wooden snath with clamp • One blade (75cm or under) • One peening jig • One Saurat sharpening stone (fine) • One synthetic sharpening stone (coarse) • One flat file • One galvanized stone sheath • One copy of Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe.
 
The Better Jig Set with the Austrian Peening Jig .....
£198 plus £20 p&p
The same as the Economy Set, except with an Austrian Peening Jig made by Schroeckenfux.
 

The Freehand Setwith the German Freehand Peening Anvil
£182 plus £20 p&p

• One Adjustable wooden snath with clamp • One blade (75cm or under) • One bar peen anvil (German) • One Rozsutec sharpening stone (extra fine) • One Silicar synthetic sharpening stone (medium) • One synthetic sharpening stone ( coarse) • One flat file • One rubberized sanding block • One galvanized stone sheath •One copy of Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe

 

The Superior Freehand Setwith the Austrian Table Anvil ....
£220 plus £20 p&p

The same as the Freehand Set, above, except with the table anvil, made by Fux, instead of the German anvil.
 
HAMMERS Please note that the Freehand Sets do not come with hammers. An ordinary 16 oz carpenter's hammer will do if it the head is very well polished. Estwing hammers are particularly good. Otherwise we supply Picard European style peening hammers, which can also be used on flat anvils. The jig sets can be used with any 16 oz or 20oz hammer,
 

COME TO 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, or preferably 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 by mobile phone. .

POSTAGE AND PACKING COSTS

UK PRICES:

ALL ORDERS WITH SNATHS ARE £20 AND WILL BE NO MORE THAN THAT UNLESS YOU BUY MORE THAN FOUR SNATHS. THEY ARE SENT OUT BY APC 24 HOUR SERVICE

ALL ORDERS WITH BLADES BUT NO SNATH ARE NOW £13.

ALL ORDERS WITHOUT A SNATH WEIGHING OVER 2 KILOS AND UNDER 5 KILOS ARE £13.

Postage for small items under 60 cm, sent by Royal Mail: ; grub screws £3; book £4; sanding block £4; clamp £4; sheath £4; one stone, two or three stones £4; one Picard anvil £4; one jig £4; one table anvil £4; one hammer £7. For combinations of small items under two kilos £7.

To the Highlands and Islands, and the Isle of Wight I charge the same postage rate as for the rest of the UK.

For Isle of Man and the Channel Islands please email for details.

DELIVERY TIME

Please do not expect the instant delivery that Amazon and similar outfits specialize in. With the help of Jon, my packer, we normally send out deliveries every Wednesday to arrive before the weekend — to catch the Wednesday delivery we need your order by midday Tuesday. I am normally beside the phone on Monday mornings from 10.30 am if you need an urgent delivery. In June, July and August I am extremely busy and we have our own haymaking and scythe events to do, so there can be delays, and, dare I say it, cock-ups. March, April and early May are good times to order. Remember the Chinese haiku:

Snows melt on the peaks,
The Three Rivers are in spate:
Sickle whetting time.
(Li Sen Sen)

Your order may be delayed if you omit to provide the necessary information (eg snath size/height of user).If your need is urgent then let me know because I can sometimes get deliveries off at short notice. If you need your scythe in time for a birthday or other event, please phone or e-mail and enquire whether I can do it. Or you can order your own courier company to collect.

ORDERING AND PAYMENT

PAYMENT BY CHEQUE OR CASH If you are paying by cheque or cash please print out an ORDER FORM. It will help ensure that you provide all the information and so avoid delays. If you can't print it out, make sure that you send me all the information requested in your cover letter. Please make cheques out to "Simon Fairlie" and send to Simon Fairlie, Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth Bridport DT6 6DQ

PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER If you are paying by bank transfer you can copy and paste the ORDER FORM into an email to scythes@myphone.coop; or alternatively make sure you provide all the information requested in your email. I will then forward you the bank details.

SORRY I DON'T TAKE CARDS OR PAY-PAL

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES OUT TO "SIMON FAIRLIE".

CASH PAYMENTS Please send by recorded or special delivery.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIERS

I no longer post to Europe because it now makes no sense to export to the EU goods I have imported from there. As for Northern Ireland I need to find out what the new Brexit arrangements involve. I will send scythes to other countries where there is no resident scythe dealer but it will be at your own risk,and probably in the region of £100 delivery charge.

Here is a list of international scythe suppliers:

For Ireland, Neil Foulkes lives near the border: neilfoulkes62(at)gmail.com Chris Hayes is in the South East of Ireland and Christopher Hayes: temujinhayes(at)gmail.com
For goods sent from the UK to the EU, try Scythe Cymru
http://scythecymru.co.uk/
or Richard Brown
http://wildseed.co.uk/products/category/scythes
If you are in North America: Scythe Works in Canada http://scytheworks.ca/ ; or Scythe Supply at http://www.scythesupply.com/
; or Botan Andersen at https://www.onescytherevolution.com/
For France: Faulx.info http://www.faulx.info/mapage/index.html or Comptoir de la Faux http://www.comptoirdelafaux.com/topic/index.html

For Eastern Europe contact Neil Dudman at info@kosimesnadno.cz https://www.kosimesnadno.cz
For Austria/ Germany contact https://www.sensenverein.at/
For India and nearby
http://vikalp.tech/the-scythe/
For Spain and Portugal, there is an opportunity for someone to start importing them.
Falci blades are made in Italy and are good quality: https://www.falcitools.com
And for a German dealer with a huge range of blades (including vintage) and other items/https://www.sensenwerkstatt.de/5.html
New Zealand – Scythes New Zealand http://www.scythesnz.co.nz/shop/

Belgium – La Pic Vert https://www.lepicvert.be/index.php/fr/fauchage-a-la-faux or Terra Tools https://www.terratools.be/categorie/zeis/
Sweden – Lie Mats http://www.liemats.se/hem
Denmark – Le for Livet https://www.legrej.dk/
Netherlands – Zeisles https://zeisles.nl

The late Peter Vido provides a scythe buyers' guide at http://www.scytheconnection.com/adp/retail/guide.html

MY CONTACT DETAILS

POSTAL ADDRESS: Simon Fairlie, Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth, Bridport, DT6 6DQ.
TELEPHONE 01297 561359 Daytime or evening. Best time to ring is Monday from 10.30 am till 1 pm.If no reply, I respond better to an email than to the answerphone.
EMAIL scythes@myphone.coop; if that address is malfunctioniung use chapter7@tlio.org.uk

 
 

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