4th March 2018

International Links

This page will be populated with links to scythe events, people and organisations SABI members have developed links with in Europe and further afield.



International hay making camp in Gyimesbükk, Transylvania, Romania


Date: 09 august-16 August 2020.

Location: Gyimesbükk, Áldomáspataka (Ghimeş-Făget, Aldămaş on the map).




Organizers: Sárig Attila and his family

If you have been tempted by the chance to go scything in Transylvania but never quite made it, you have another chance this summer and Atilla who hosts the event has asked me to post this information about this years scythe camp in Transylvania. The week is a wonderful experience with wonderful scenery and bio diversity plus an experience of perhaps one of the last medieval landscapes and ways of life in Europe. Attila is the perfect host and the food and accommodation, though simple, are fantastic.

Contact: For registration, transportation possibilities, optional tours before or after the event or any other detail please contact Sarig Attila, (aldomaspataka@gmail.com.), Tel. 0040727858882

For more details see

International hay making camp 2020

It is a lifetime scything experience not to be missed – ask any of those who have been before

Should you need further inspiration see

Charlie Quinell’s BBC article “To shave a mountain”

or Richard Browns personal youtube video “scything heaven”



Scythe improver’s course – Austria

Date: 2 Jun – 9 Jun 2020
Hosted by Jenny Jens Nilsson and Christiane Laganda

Rossleithen, Oberosterreich, Austria

Course language is English.

* Work on your mowing technique and learn how to adjust it to varied terrain and vegetation.
* Learn to asses different blade models and snath setups to better decide which suit your needs and the job at hand.
* Control your peening – learn how to create a perfect edge using both jig and anvil, and the technique to keep it sharp with the whetstone.
* Experience the making of blades at the Schröckenfux factory, one of the world’s leading manufacturers, and immerse yourself in scythe history at one of the region’s many scythe museums.