Troy Young wrote:Nice finds! I too like finding free stuff. As I always say, "Free fits my budget quite nicely!"
Trevor van Hemert wrote:Dale,
Could you get in touch with me? I live in Victoria BC and look for various scavenged stuff often. Right now I'm looking for brick or stone for an herb spiral I'm putting in on Vining.
Let me know
Stonewall Greyfox wrote:
1. This home made carving knife was in a basement drawer of a demo house. Blue sky is rare here in March, so I included it.
Not a carving knife...looks to be an oyster/clam knife useful in opening shellfish.
Benjamin Bouchard wrote:Duuuuude--got any more pics of that scythe? Looks like it might be a "dutch" pattern blade and it has a "grass nail" attached to keep clippings getting caught between the snath and the beard of the blade. What's the mounting collar look like? I'm a HUGE American-pattern scythe nerd.
Benjamin Bouchard wrote:I'm in Maine in the USA, so I doubt it'd be worth sending over due to the crazy shipping that would be involved. I actually just got done mowing down about an acre of nothing but buttercups and red stemmed dogwood using mine! I've actually been using my spare time to compile a user guide to the American pattern scythe, as there's not really a lot of info out there for beginners to reference and the tool isn't very intuitive. It works like nothing else once you figure it out, though! I'm hoping to add some historical information for users of vintage scythes (like myself) regarding differences to look for, potential condition issues, and different mounting collar designs (there are TONS!) so photo references come in handy.