Learn to Scythe book

Learn to Scythe book coverLearn to Scythe is a brand new practical manual taking you step by step through all the skills to use and maintain an Austrian scythe for cutting grass and other vegetation to manage your land.

While the best way to learn to scythe is to attend a scythe courses where you can be shown how to set up the scythe and mow in person, I realise that this isn’t always possible. Based on my popular Learn to Scythe courses and over 10 years experience of scything and teaching, this book will give you the confidence to start scything and act as a valuable reference for the future.

‘Tomlin’s ‘Learn to Scythe’ is a more concise guide, with lots of colour photographs, and a more modern feel. If your sole aim in reading a book about scything is to learn the skills then I suggest Tomlin for a clear and concise manual.’ ~ review in The Windrow, the scythers’ magazine

Learn to Scythe is available directly from my etsy store Steve Tomlin Crafts Etsy shop



  • Introducing the scythe
  • Mowing words
  • Choice of blade
  • Setting up your scythe
  • Ergonomic mowing
  • Honing the edge
  • Peening Continental scythe blades
  • Organising your mowing
  • Scythe safety
  • Looking after your scythe

Buy your copy from Etsy Steve Tomlin Crafts Etsy shop