It all started with a trip to a garage sale where I purchased a weedwacker and a scythe....
While the weedwacker sort of kind of did an OK job on the weeds at my place, it certainly wasn't up to the task of clearing out some blackberries. After putting a decent edge on the scythe, I proceeded to get some exercise by putting a hurting on some head high blackberries.
The scythe had a short thick blade that is ideal for weeds and brush. However, I wanted something a bit lighter and geared more toward cutting grass and pasture plants..... so off to the interwebs I went!
Fortunately for me, I soon found http://www.baryonyxknife.com/, and woooweee am I glad that I did.
My order was simple: a "beater" grass blade, and please draw a coffee cup on the packaging.
a few days later
less than a week later, this package arrived for me. Look at that sweet coffee cup!
a little something extra
Within the package, was a cardboard wrapped grass blade... and taped to the cardboard wrapping was a small steel can-opener. How cool is that? hella cool.
bolted to the snath
A few turns of the wrench later, and my new blade was attached to a snath that I had purchased a few weeks prior.
Oh, in case you didn't know, a snath is a scythe handle.
The long slender bladed scythe with the aluminium snath is Gloria, and the squat blade with the wooden handle is Agnes (yes, it is named after Groundkeeper Willie's shovel)
Gloria is light, nimble and ready to bring down some grass. Agnes on the other hand, is beefy and ready to make blackberries weep.
Then I used the can-opener to open some beans. It took far less time than I thought it would. :)
If there is a comments section as part of an online order form, I will always write "please draw a coffee cup on the packaging", and I can say that http://www.baryonyxknife.com/ really pulled through.
Now if you will excuse me, I have a scythe that needs sharpening, and there are a few items I need to order from baryonyx. :)