It’s Chris from the Improvers scything course here. Wanted to say I had the most enjoyable day. You tweaked my technique which had a huge positive impact on my self taught ‘skill’. You also respected the fact that I wanted to peen by hand and tweaked that for me too.
I went home feeling like I was a better mower. Headed straight for my allotment and wha’ ya know, I swished and mowed like I’d been doing it for a hundred years and had been taught by my father’s father’s father! I even managed to achieve (OK, only a little) that glorious metallic chime which the blade gives as it sings, defining a lovely sharp blade with that beautiful arc-cut. And no sore back.