Dec 16, 2019
It looks like a well made snath. It took quite awhile to get my order shipped. I am disappointed that it is strictly right handed. I was told BY Lehman's that you can reverse the handles to make it left handed. While this is partially true, the middle handle will angle downward which is incorrect for this snath. Also the top handle angle would be incorrect. THIS IS A RIGHT HANDED SNATH. I wish Lehman's would get their snath maker to make a truely left handed snath. I can use a snath right handed but left handed is more natural for me.
Exactly what I needed
Aug 30, 2019
I've recently come to appreciate the utility of the scythe and had discovered Peter Vido's excellent insights into the use of the tool. I immediately ordered this snath based on his recommendations on style and fit. I have a snath and several austrian blades from another supplier but I haven't been entirely happy with the feel of the snath and was looking for something better. The adjustability is great as I can now experiment with both field fitting and brush cutting fit. Quality is great, a little light sanding and a coat of oil is all that was needed. Looking forward to a long service and I'm ordering another one so I can keep multiple blades mounted and ready for different tasks.
Splinters and poor size guide
Aug 3, 2019
I had to sand the snath with a couple of grits of sandpaper to scrape off the splintered edges where the carving was done. Also, the suggest snath size for my height does not allow for the proper fit according to the included (not very good) instructions. I own another scythe, so I'm familiar with the tool. For the price I paid, I expected better quality.
Lehman's says: We're sorry you are unhappy with your purchase! Feel free to call 1-800-438-5346 to speak to our Returns Department about returning the item.
Apr 10, 2017
I got my snath a few days ago, gave it a coat of oil and spent a little time fitting it to my favorite blade. It is so much better than my other snath (which is not adjustable.) The handles are comfortable, it is well balanced and very well crafted. I love it, 5 stars!
Mar 26, 2011
I just spent 2 hours mowing with this snath, fitted with a 60cm blade also from Lehmans. I'm thrilled at how well they work together - and this is my first time using a scythe. The snath is quite sturdy, the craftsmanship is evident throughout - it feels good in your hands. I took the time to oil the wood throughly before using it, anticipating a long relationship with this fine tool. One downside - before I could assemble the snath, I had to make a quick trip to the hardware store, as the 2 nuts, washers, and one bolt that are needed to attach the handles had gone missing from my shipment. That minor inconvenience is far outweighed by my delight with the performance of the scythe. Keep the blade sharp !