Sunday, February 28, 2016

Scythe Initiative in India

Alexander Vido (of Scythe Works) was contacted by a number of enthusiastic people from various parts of India in response to his Scythe Project in Nepal, so he arranged a trip to "lend a hand" where he could. While there, he found that a cradle scythe could successfully harvest paddy rice, as long as it wasn't too ripe. He plans to return in the Spring for the wheat harvest in northern India, where he was invited to assist with the local adoption of scythes (instead of sickles) for the task.

A slideshow of his recent trip can be found at his Scythes in the Developing World site. Here are some samples:

All photos from Alexander Vido, used with permission.


  1. I would like to know that how I can access this product at my place and what would be the cost including shipment.

    1. A reply from Alexander Vido:

      Thank you for your interest.

      Complete scythes outfits and needed instructions are now available in India.
      For more info, please contact Anant Chaturvedi in Kanpur:

      Kind regards