Scythes and Machetes

The Grim Reapers favorite landscaping tool. A scythe is a hand tool with a sharp blade for mowing grass, or reaping crops. Great for hacking down overgrown grass and weeds. A machete is a simlar long bladed tool but much shorter and used to hack down brush.

The technique for mowing with a scythe is done by holding the top handle in the left hand and the central one in the right, with the arms straight, the blade parallel to the ground and very close to it, and the body twisted to the right. The body is then twisted steadily to the left, moving the scythe blade along its length in a long arc from right to left, ending in front of the mower, thus depositing the cut grass to the left. Continue with a steady rhythm, stopping at frequent intervals to sharpen the blade. The correct technique has a slicing action on the grass, cutting a narrow strip with each stroke. Do not chop or hack at the grass with the blade length at right angles trying to cut too wide a strip of grass at once. This is much harder work, and is ineffective.

Remember not to cut too close to the ground as this can contaminate the blade with soil, rapidly blunting it. Much of the skill is in keeping the blade close to the ground and the cuts even.

Scythes and Machetes

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Zenport 8” Hand Scythe

This hand scythe features a curved blade made from carbon steel. The blade features sight serrations and is great for trimming and weeding. It also has a contoured wooden handle.
 
Sales price: $9.99
SKU: ZP-K110-8
 
 
 
 
 

Zenport 7 inch Landscape Sickle

This tool features a 7 inch long right angled blade. The blade has a straight edge and cuts weeds, grass and small stems with a pulling motion.
 
Sales price: $9.99
SKU: ZP-K203
 
 
 
 
 

Zenport Japanese Style Sickle

This tool is made with a stainless steel blade and features deep serrations for cutting thick stems and branches. The blade is curved and cuts with a pulling motion.
 
Sales price: $9.99
SKU: ZP-K204
 
 
 
 
 

Zenport Japanese Style Berry Sickle

This tool is made with a hardened steel blade and features deep serrations for cutting thick stems and branches. The blade is curved and cuts with a pulling motion.
 
Sales price: $9.99
SKU: ZP-K205
 
 
 
 
 

Zenport Japanese Style Berry Sickle Stainless Light Serration

This tool is made with a stainless steel blade and features light serrations for cutting stems and branches. The blade is curved and cuts with a pulling motion.
 
Sales price: $9.99
SKU: ZP-K208
 
 
 
 
 

Zenport Japanese Style Berry Sickle Light Serration Plastic Grip

This tool is made with a stainless steel blade and features light serrations for cutting stems and branches. The handle is plastic and won't rot.
 
Sales price: $9.99
SKU: ZP-K208P
 
 
 
 
 

Zenport 14” Hand Scythe

This hand scythe features a curved blade made from carbon steel. The blade features sight serrations and is great for trimming and weeding. It also has a contoured wooden handle.
 
Sales price: $10.99
SKU: ZP-K110-14
 
 
 
 
 

Zenport 20” Hand Scythe

This hand scythe features a curved blade made from carbon steel. The blade features sight serrations and is great for trimming and weeding. It also has a contoured wooden handle.
 
Sales price: $11.99
SKU: ZP-K110-20
 
 
 
 
 

Scythe Sharpening Stone

Oval sharpening stone designed to keep the blade of your scythe sharp. 3/4in. x 1 1/4in. x 10in., oval shaped
 
Sales price: $12.99
SKU: 192S
 
 
 
 
 

Columbian Style Machete with 24" Blade and Canvas Sheath

This machete features a high carbon tempered steel blade that is 24 inches long. With a black polypropylene riveted handle for superior grip and durability. Colombian style machete.
 
Sales price: $24.99
SKU: 24MA+24SH
 
 
 
 
 

Ontario Machete with 18" Blade

This machete features an 18 inch blade that has a black oxide coating. With a high impact, flame resistant plastic handle. Great for chopping through thick vegetation and old gardens. Manufacturer...
 
Sales price: $29.99
SKU: 1801
 
 
 
 
 

Heavyweight Stainless Machete 15” Blade

This machete is made from 0.157" stainless and features a compact 15 inch blade. The blades weight is concentrated toward the tip increasing its cutting power.
 
Sales price: $35.99
SKU: AML-1520
 
 
 
 
 

Brushking Shearing Knife 18" Blade with 6" Handle

This shearing knife blade has an 18 inch overall length and a 6 inch contoured, beech hardwood handle. The blade is made from German stainless steel and is sharpened down to a razor edge.
 
Sales price: $64.99
SKU: WD186
 
 
 
 
 

Brushking Shearing Knife 18" Blade with 18" Handle

This shearing knife blade has an 18 inch overall length and an 18 inch contoured, beech hardwood handle. The blade is made from German stainless steel and is sharpened down to a razor edge.
 
Sales price: $69.99
SKU: WD188