Hank Waltner wrote:So I should just sharpen with a course stone and work grits done until a fine edge
Hank Waltner wrote:How do I know if I need to peen it or sharpen with a grind stone
T Blankinship wrote:
Benjamin Bouchard wrote:
You're looking for a 7-9° angle per side, which should result in a visual bevel width of about 1/4" on both sides. The tang angle will also need adjusting, which is best done using either an induction heater or an oxy-acetylene torch to heat the shank of the tang (the straight portion before the 90° elbow) and cranking the tang with the blade locked in a vise. When in mowing position (which is often a little lower than you think--mime a few strokes to settle into it) the edge should be riding about a finger's thickness off the ground.
Good eye I did not see the bend in the tang. I looked at https://permies.com/t/143628/scythes/difference-American-scythe-European-scythe . Is this blade an American scythe blade?
Hank Waltner wrote:I have two scythe blades but I’m new to scythes so ho can I tell the difference in America pattern and Europe pattern.
T Blankinship wrote:I found this Briar Edge by True Temper scythe blade at a antique store today. I was excited to find this blade. Any ideas on how to protect the blade from rust? Also the blade has what looks like black paint on it. Should I repaint the blade or not? The edge does need a little work on the beard.
David F Paul wrote:Very cool! thanks for sharing! I would guess based on what benjamin said, the austrian model blade should probably be peened
Kate Downham wrote:Has anyone here used a peening jig with a scythe? Or peened their scythe in another way?
I read that peening jigs are supposed to be more failproof than an anvil and hammer and wondered about getting one.
I was also wondering how often an Austrian scythe needs to be peened? Is it worth owning the gear to do this from the start, or is it fine to get it in a year or so? Or is it something a local blacksmith can do in a few minutes instead?
Lina Joana wrote:Nice! Where do you find one like that?