Scything – Austrian scythes seem to be generally recommended as lighter and easier to use ( not tried them myself – DF).
Used/ vintage hand tools e.g. slashers, scythes, bilhooks by mail order.
New hand tools e.g hooks and long handled scythettes.
Tools for Self Reliance
Refurbish tools and send them to Africa but many UK tools are not reuired so they are refurbished for sale. Crickhowell shop only – not online .
Countrywide, Gloucester GL1 2RR 01452 526881. Heavy two sided slashers, “Irish” single sided, handles . Also various pitchforks.
Traditional wooden hayrakes ( light and strong in various sizes to suit ): http://www.thenaturalgardener.co.uk/handmade_wooden_hay_rake.php
MOTORISED GRASSCUTTERS E.G. ALLEN SCYTHES
Buckland Garden Machinery, Court Farm Workshops,
Glos. GL19 3AF
Probably won’t have in stock but offer a range of makes and are happy to make an appointment to discuss what machines might suit you.
The Old Lawnmower Club
Tracmaster Ltd ( new kit ) – good video demonstration