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English scythes at the Somerset Scythe Festival 2017


A old scythe is passed on to a new generation but will youth bring competition victory? Continue reading

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Somerset scythe competition 2017 final – video

Video of this year’s scythe championship final – keep your eye on the time, you won’t believe how fast they’re mowing! Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2015


It’s Scythe Festival time but there’s much more to it than just scything! Continue reading

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Scything for breakfast with Chris Evans

even more scything on the radio! Continue reading

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Scythes and haymaking in Transylvania


Details of your chance to scythe and make hay in the mountains of Transylvania with a film from last years event. Continue reading

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Scythe vs Strimmer video

Scythe vs strimmer raceA film of a race between a scythe and a strimmer; no competition, surely? Continue reading

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Scythe competition peening

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

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2014 champions

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The competition at this years Scythe Festival was as hot as the weather and included a result that could changing our view of Continental and English scythes forever. Continue reading

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Scythe Festival on R4 Farming Today

The scythe is becoming more and more mainstream which is great news. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted to discuss the Scythe Revival with a producer for Radio 4 who then sent one of their team to the … Continue reading

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Scythe Champions 2013

After a 6 year reign by Simon Damant, the UK has a new Scythe Champion. On a beautiful day 28 competitors took part in the mowing finals at the Somerset Scythe Festival 2013. Simon made a time of 1:35 with … Continue reading

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