This listing is for a functional restoration of the pictured scythe. Each of these projects we undertake requires about 8-12 hours of continuous labor, not including downtime waiting for things like adhesives used in the restoration to dry and cure. Once we start work on your restoration, expected turn-around time is about two weeks, and orders may not be canceled once work has begun. Please plan accordingly when placing your order.
The restoration work will be functional rather than cosmetic, and elements like the wood finish may show changes in coloration where worked. Rust removal will not be performed except by wire brush on parts requiring it for proper operation. The edge as supplied will have a burr from grinding that will require removal with a honing stone before the edge will stabilize. Some components such as nib grips may be replaced with new parts as needed.
Please be sure to tell us the height of the intended user and intended use in the comments field of the order so that the tang angle and nib positions may be adjusted for your height. Bear in mind that traditional wooden snaths are best fit to users 5' 11" in height or shorter.
Blade: Emerson & Stevens Laminated Grass Blade, 28" Long
Snath: Brinser No.55 w/Solid Heel Plate, 58" Long
Notes: While not as common as Derby & Ball, Seymour, or Sta-Tite snaths, Brinser was a major snath and handle company that later became the Eastern Handle Co, and the No.55 grass snath was their standard solid-plate grass snath model. While less finely adjustable than swing socket style hardware, they are more robust, and so make for a more versatile snath in terms of the range of rougher vegetation they can be used appropriately on. Paired with an older Emerson & Stevens laminated grass blade, this will make for a very sturdy and adaptable unit.