A comprehensive and practical guide to working with an Austrian scythe.
Perfect if you cannot attend a course or as a reference guide following tuition.
Category Archives: peening & sharpening
Spring is allegedly here so it’s time for the first event of the scythe calendar. Get your scythe out of the shed this weekend for International Peening Day 2016! Continue reading
People all over the world will be peening on April 5th; make sure you don’t miss it! Continue reading
What do you do when the organiser of the UK’s biggest scythe event wants to make a bet over whether or not you can repair his favourite antique scythe blade? Why, hammer it of course! Continue reading
I’ve just taught the second of two Learn to Peen workshops for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I’ve been teaching people how to mow with scythes in the park for a couple of years so it was thought that some specific peening courses would be useful to give some of those people confidence in peening which they could then pass on and spread through the networks we’re hoping to build here in the NW. Continue reading
On the Continent it’s standard practise for an expert to peen the blades for competitors in scythe competitions but when George Montague won the 2013 British Scythe Championship with a blade I had peened for him it caused quite a stir. Continue reading