Scythe Outfits

All Scythe Outfits include:

– one scythe blade
– one Scythe Connection design snath with Snath saver (except, where stated otherwise)
– one attachment ring

The snaths are adjustable and sized to the mower.

** To set up your snath properly, I'll need your measurements **

Please, include your measurements in the ‘Order Notes’ window (below the shipping information) when filling out the Order Form or email them directly to me through the contact page on my website.

It is measurement from your hipbone joint (greater trochanter or top of the femur or a bony prominence at the top of the leg below the pelvis) to ground in your mowing shoes as well as your height.

All-purpose Outfits

Field Work Outfits

Trimming Outfits

Ditch Work Outfits

Bush Work Outfits

Combo Outfits

Utility Outfits

Peening Services

Outfits Descriptions

#01b-128P/65 All-Purpose Outfit
This outfit with a typical Italian model blade is suitable for multiple tasks like maintaining an average lawn, cutting cover crops or gathering a small amount of hay. With a slightly more elevated point, this blade is easier to use on uneven terrain.

#01c-127/65 All-Purpose Outfit
This blade has similar qualities and applications as the blade #128.

#01d-021/60 All-Purpose Outfit
This outfit comes with a great all-around blade with no extreme features in any direction. Not too heavy, yet plenty strong. Suitable for similar applications as the outfits above.

#01g-100B/65 All-Purpose Outfit
The #100 blade with a ‘universal’ pattern is suitable for various general-purpose applications.

#02a-002/75 Field Work Outfit
This light blade with an Eastern pattern works well for mowing in open areas. However, it is not ideal for heavy, woody, or clumpy growth, where a stiffer blade would be a better choice.

#02b-106A/80 Field Work Outfit
Lightweight for its length, well tensioned with a curved point, made by Falci. This longer length is more efficient, but a shorter blade would be easier for the beginner.

#02d-007R/75 Field Work Outfit
This outfit is suitable for work in open fields, including some woody weeds.

#02e-126B/75 Field Work Outfit
An outfit suitable for open, level fields.

#03a-128Mix/50 Trimming Outfit
This outfit is ideal for trimming around the garden and any tight spaces. However, in sensible hands, it can also tackle tough weeds and even small saplings.

#03b-177B/55 Trimming Outfit
This outfit will work well for trimming jobs. However, this blade can also handle some tough woody stems if peened a little thicker and stiffer.

#04a-012/65 Brush Work Outfit
This outfit comes with a tough blade that can handle neglected, weedy areas and uneven terrain.

#04b-187/45 Ditch Work Outfit
A shorter alternative for work in rough terrain and brushwork, including small saplings.

#04c-341C/55 Ditch Work Outfit
This outfit comes with a straight one-grip snath, which allows you to work closer to your feet. This can be an advantage when working on the pathways or tight spaces. Depending on how you peen the edge, this outfit can be used for general trimming tasks and brushwork, including small saplings.

#06-2001/55 Bush Outfit
If you’re looking for a strong blade to tackle heavy woody growth, brambles and saplings — this is it!

#07 Combo Outfits
The Combo Outfits offer two blades that can be easily swapped to work on the same snath, according to a task.

Snath Assembly notes

The snaths are the original ScytheConnection design and are considered the most ergonomic snaths on the market. Well shaped grips have about a 6″ adjustment range. All snaths are supplied with a Snath Saver and an Attachment Ring.

Assembling the snath is a very straightforward task as you can see in the pictures below.

When you’re purchasing a whole outfit from Scythe Works, I fit the blade on the snath according to the mower’s height. I mark with a pencil the anticipated grip positions. This should be a good starting position, but it is important to pay attention, to make sure that the outfit fits you right. Sometimes to accommodate your particular stance and mowing style you might need to adjust the grip positions.

However….

For some applications — like working in the tight spaces, steep slopes, trimming road or creek banks — a typical suggested grip positions will not work very well. Lowering the grips might be more suitable for the task, and in some particular circumstances holding the snath directly by the shaft will result in a desired lay of the blade.

Snath finishing

Usually, when I’m putting the outfit together and before fastening the Snath Saver, I treat the bottom half of the shaft with a coat of boiled linseed oil cut with turpentine (50/50). This finish would work well for maintaining the entire snath and I recommend applying it once a year.

Attaching blade

or alternatively

Attachment ring note

It is a good practice before mowing to make sure that the setscrews are tight. Sometimes, when mowing in damp conditions the snath will slightly expand, and then when stored in a dry place the snath will shrink. The next time you take it out, the ring is slightly loose. A setscrew might eventually loosen completely with use and be lost. It happens. Another problem with a loose ring is that the knob might be moving too much in the knob hole. In extreme cases, this can damage the snath saver, snath, and ring.

If you need to raise the edge, place the wedge between the snath and tang.

To learn more about the proper fitting of the scythe, please read Chapter 5. of the Big Book of the Scythe.

You can also create your own Scythe Outfit. Any blade that you might select from the Scythe Blade page can be fitted on our adjustable snath.