Category Archives: Scythe history

The English Scythe Revisited

In recent years hundreds of us have enthusiastically welcomed the Austrian scythe on to our small holdings, gardens and nature reserves.  We have discovered how this scythe really is a most efficient and practical tool, and is a joy to … Continue reading

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Tribute to legendary Scythesman Eric Edwards

Legendary Scythesman, Reed cutter, marshman and “true Norfolk man” Eric Edwards died this week aged 71. Eric was a champion of the traditional skills of reed and sedge cutting on the Norfolk Broads for which he was awarded an MBE. … Continue reading

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English scythe making traditions at Issac Nash Ltd

Many of you who have an interest in country crafts will know of the many regional county patterns of billhooks that developed over centuries of use.  A similar diversity of scythe patterns were also once available. Issac Nash manufactured scythes … Continue reading

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