Due to an impending shortage of scythes coming into the UK from Austria I have made the decision only to sell scythes to those attending a course even if it is just a one hour one to one session.
This will remain the case until the supply situation improves.
Somerset Scythe School has a new home in 2021! Following the exciting purchase of a beautiful field I will now be running the majority of my courses at Mower Meadow at Buckland St Mary near Chard, Somerset.
This means I will be able to offer camping (basic facilities) for course attendees allowing me to run 2 day courses for a more comprehensive grounding in scythe use and meadow management.
Covid 19 Update
I am still taking bookings for 2021!
Please go to the Scythe Courses page for details.
Somerset Scythe School is here to teach the traditional art of mowing with a scythe. Woodland, meadow, lawn, allotment, churchyard, footpath: the scythe manages them all. Quieter, quicker and more efficient and environmentally friendly than modern machines, the traditional scythe is making a comeback.
Age 7 to 87+ you can learn to use a scythe.
What's more, it keeps you fit and it's fun!
Buy a scythe. I am a UK distributor for scythes made by the Schröckenfux factory in Austria where they have been made since 1540. Austrian scythe blades are recognized around the world as being of the highest quality.
I have a range of blades in stock to cope with varying needs and snaths (handles) for users of almost any height.
I also stock a range of sharpening equipment and other accessories.
Please note that I am not able to send snaths by mail or courier due to package length restrictions.
Your satisfaction is my priority and I strive to provide a service I am proud of.