Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletter
Vol. 3, Issue 2
April 2008
 
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Wooden scythe stone holder

Wooden scythe stone holderA razor-sharp scythe is essential when mowing. Therefore, it's necessary to whet the blade at frequent intervals. Using a dull blade results in an increase in the number of swings required, making the work more fatiguing and potentially harmful. Mowers carry a whetstone, usually stored in a holder that attaches to the belt. The holder protects the stone and contains a small amount of water for removing microscopic metal pieces that clog the stone's pores during whetting.

Wooden scythe stone holder

The 19th-century wooden scythe stone holder shown here is decorated with a carved serpent. In the past, it was customary to make holders out of wood or cows' horns and to personalize your scythe stone holder by turning it in an ornate manner or by adding elaborate carvings. Most of today's holders are plastic.

     
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