Once you are good at scything, the bulk of the work becomes what to do with all the vegetation you have cut. While for very short scythe cut lawn grass clippings, the common leaf rake works just fine; for longer scythe cut grass, nothing works as well as the traditional wooden hayrake with long teeth. For ease and efficiency, it was designed for this job.
Italian Wooden Hayrake
Alpine Hayrake - 920g These are very high-quality, lightweight, Italian-made, traditional wooden alpine-style hayrakes. The angle of the rake head functions more like a hay "comb". The long and closely spaced teeth are set at an angle that enables them to slide almost parallel to the ground, and to cleanly comb fine hay or grass from the field. Great for raking up lawn trimmings, and fine dry hay.6 foot Poplar wood handles. 26 inch wide ash wood head, with 4 inch ashwood teeth spaced 1.5 inches apart. Total weight approximately 1#14oz, (837g). Unfinished bare wood. (It is recommended that you lightly sand and seal with linseed oil and turpentine mixed 50/50, or use my favorite oil sealer, for my own rakes and snaths, from Bioshield) - $75
Angelo Nylon Head Hayrake with 20 teeth and a lightweight Poplar wood handle. 785 g. Unbreakable angled nylon teeth. More of a hay comb. It makes a nice rake for gathering up fine hay and short lawn trimmings. Great for raking thatch and old dead grass out of the ground, especially since you don't have to worry about breaking the teeth. A good choice for kids who like to help. - $45
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