A Seymour No.1 snath with a custom build. While Seymour's currently produced aluminum snaths are essentially good to go out of the box (other than a few minor tweaks we perform on the ones we carry) their No.1 wooden snath is produced with a fatal flaw: the hafting collar is attached crooked, causing the arch of the snath to face back towards the user.
This causes a number of problems, including having the arch strike the wielder in the knees and thighs during the stroke.
Since Seymour oddly doesn't feel compelled to correct this easily remedied manufacturing error, we've arranged with them to purchase these snaths un-assembled and do the fitting ourselves. In addition to allowing us to fit the collar in the proper orientation, this also permits us to more easily shave them down to lighten them and smooth the taper, as well as fitting the nibs correctly. The result is a modern No.1 Grass Snath that sits head and shoulders above the quality that Seymour themselves has produced in decades.
This example has been given a slight forward offset to the arch, which aids in balancing heavy or long blades, and is delightfully light, at a mere 2lb 11oz. We suggest that the tang angle of blades intended for use with this snath be adjusted for a closer lay, as it does not have as strong of a bend in the neck as the No.8 aluminum snath.
Made with pride in the USA!
Weight: 2lb 11oz
Overall Length: 59"
Natural Lift: 17°
Due to the length of this item, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a personalized shipping quote.