While we are critical of these Austrian-made blades for not being true to classical American form, they do have some notable redeeming qualities to them: they are light, thin in the web, acceptably hard, yet also rapid to hone. As such they make excellent blades for the novice scythe user to learn with or for those desiring a particularly light blade of the hardy American-esque pattern.
This grass blade is a good choice for general mowing duties, both for lawn and field work.
If selecting the "Ground & Honed" option the edge will be made fully ready to mow.
If selecting the "Angle Adjusted" option we will heat and bend the tang by approximately 10° to lower the lay of the blade in use. For users of average height this will bring the lay of the blade low enough for acceptable lawn use and other close-cropped mowing if used on a Seymour No.8 aluminum snath. If mowing in very rough terrain, cutting lots of challenging growth, or of shorter stature we suggest omitting this option. If of above-average height or being paired with a snath of lesser curvature than the No.8 snath a stronger angle may be desired. If you would like a greater angle than the default 10°, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements!
Heel to Toe Length: 27"
Overall Length: 30"
Weight: 1lb 10.8oz
Note: These modern production blades diverge from historical convention in their measurement labeling. Typically blade length is measured from heel to toe, excluding the tang, while these blades are designated by overall length.