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Garden Sickles

I am delighted with the garden sickle. Cutting grass is easy however you want to be careful. With one hand you hold close the tall grass and pull it taut.
The blade at the base of the green and with a slicing movement you sever the grass. Since some pressure is exerted via pulling the sickle towards you and it can come rapidly swinging clear, you must hold limbs properly out of the way of its path. Also, take care no longer to slice the hand maintaining the grass.

You can fold the green grass in half (if it is many toes long) and use it to border the planting. This acts as a mulch continues the floor moist and dissuades weeds. A weed whacker would work. However, it flings the grass about and could injury the plantings.

The sickle is very particular since you encircle the grass to be cut with the hook earlier than reducing it. And because you now have the cut grass in your hand, it is handy to the region it the place you wish. Designed for heavy-duty clearing and scrubbing of robust vines weeds undergrowth.

Razor sharp carbon metal straight side hooked blade provides effective cuts on stems stalks & branches. Also makes an excellent knife for harvesting a variety of fruits berries & vegetables.
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This Japanese garden sickle, or the Kama, has proven more useful than I ever imagined. It will happily cut small amounts of cover crop, grain, or trim grass in tight areas where you might not want a weed whacker. Harvesting bundles of lemon balm, mint or comfrey it happens quickly with this one.
The medium weight is an excellent all-purpose and my favorite. Light enough for grass, but a bit thicker than the light blade if you need to whack something a little more robust, like a mature bull thistle. The medium weight also has a palm swell at the base of the handle for a better grip.
Keep your garden sickle sharp with our compact combination sharpening stone.
High carbon steel laminated to softer steel. Hand forged. Very sharp and ready to use. The handle is made from Beechwood and will take a beautiful coat of linseed oil.
If you’ve ever grown ornamental grasses, planted grass or grain cover crops, or dealt with weedy weeds in the garden, If so, you may want to invest in one of the most ancient of harvesting tools – a sharp, wood-handled device known as a sickle.
The handle on this sickle is handmade in Japan of Japanese white oak and is extremely light-weight for easy handling.
As with any wood-handled tool, you should keep the handle dry when storing the sickle and, if needed, occasionally give it a light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper and oil it.
The blade is forged of high carbon steel laminated to soft steel. High carbon steel. You can be sharpened to a beautiful edge but has the disadvantage of rusting quickly. Dry the blade before you put it away. It also helps to wipe down with a drop of oil on both sides of the edge. We recommend using Camellia Oil to preserve and protect the blade from rusting.
The blades are riveted to the handle in a slotted area designed for it. I’ve never had any problems with it coming loose.