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greenhorn
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A scythe has become one of my favorite trimming devices (second only to goats).  Whatever the type, it must be sharp. Typically the blade requires  touch-ups during use.  (Minor comment - I didn't think not all blades should be 'peened'.)

In addition, to sharpness, proper technique helps tremendously (I am still learning).  Even with my beginners technique, it mowes surprisingly fast.

The sound is much better than the powered variety.  

Mine is extra special since it is one my Grandfather used!  (It had been stored in the garages of my parents for 15+ years and then my own garage for another 15+ years until I actually tried to properly use it.  I am so glad I kept and finally put it to use.

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I like the idea of a scythe to replace my trimmer. It occurs to me it could also be used to clear sagebrush (with a brush blade, natch). Anybody have experience scything sagebrush?
 
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