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I used to have a scythe but no longer have it and getting one here in the tropics is hard, plus I'm on some serious slopes so I'm not sure about scything anymore.

There are these huge tropical grasses here I'd like to use as chop-n-drop fodder, so I was thinking of using a hand sickle instead.

Anyone have a good lead on a quality sickle source?
 
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David Good wrote:I used to have a scythe but no longer have it and getting one here in the tropics is hard, plus I'm on some serious slopes so I'm not sure about scything anymore.

There are these huge tropical grasses here I'd like to use as chop-n-drop fodder, so I was thinking of using a hand sickle instead.

Anyone have a good lead on a quality sickle source?


Schröckenfux of Austria and Falci of Italy both make good ones, but you may want to look into something like a pole-mounted slashing hook or a corn hook. Grass hooks (sickles are for harvesting cereal crops) are not intended for volume removal of vegetation.
 
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to be honest in the tropics I would have thought a machete would be the best bet and readily available . Although Cuba might have some sickles ( to go with hammers )
 
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