Perry Maine SnathPerry Maine Snaths are made in our workshop here on the 45th parallel. We've developed our own design incorporating innovations that we believe are improvements, lightweight, well balanced with joints that fit tightly without annoying play. Native white ash is used for the shaft with a rock maple stem and comfortable, full size, round handles of birch. The handles are positioned for a comfortable upright stance that does not strain your back. Complete with high quality mounting ring, wrench and assembly instructions.

Read our article on snath selection for more information.

$75 for either straight or bent.

Body measurements

Each snath will be custom sized to fit you without any additional charge. Please give us the following body measurements:

Overall height with shoes on.
Hip measure point
Ground to hip: the head or ball of the femur not your waist. For a man this is the widest part of your hips. Feel for the pivot point of the joint while moving your leg. Illustration
Elbow to outstretched middle finger (the cubit).

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Guidelines for proper fit
With the blade mounted, hold the scythe upright next to you. The lower grip should be about hip level (the level of a belt on a pair of pants which will be 3-4 inches higher than your hip to ground measurement). The upper grip should come just under your chin to your upper lip. Place your elbow on the lower grip and extend your fingers toward the upper grip, it should be out of reach by 1–3 inches.

Fitting a snath is not an exact science. The variables of the human body and your mowing technique make a very complex equation. These guidelines are only a starting point.

Assembly instructions for Perry Maine snaths.

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