blade-shearing

blade-shearing

n
NZ the shearing of sheep using hand shears
ˈblade-ˌshearer n
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He cut his teeth on blade-shearing at the age of 15, has competed for Wales and sheared around the world.
In recent years there has been a revival in popularity of blade-shearing. In addition to young shearers wanting to learn this skill, many smallholders want to have the ability to shear their own flock as opposed to bringing in contract shearers.