My culture plants scythe reliably cuts off everything possible. It neigther does not need electricity nor stinking gasoline and above all, it makes no noise. This is important at weekends. And to cut off the grass itself, like in ancient times, favourits body shapes. In heavy Terrain, any standardized wooden handle broke again an again. Unfortunately, the material was not produced for eternity. This lack was very annoing. I remember the cornelian wood which should be very tough and durable. Its density is same as of water. That's why it does not swim. I had roughly adjusted the selfmade handles with iron saw and HSS drills. The zwo cornelian handles lierally took off everything with them : in spring ornamental grass, little tree seedlings in summer and big nettles and tougth burdock shrubs in autumn, if need to be also parts of hedges. The handles were only slightly oiled because of weather protection.