Related to snath: Scythe snath


(snæθ) or


(Tools) the handle of a scythe
[C16: variant of earlier snead, from Old English snǣd, of obscure origin]



also snathe


the shaft or handle of a scythe.
[1565–75; unexplained variant of snead (Middle English snede, Old English snǣd)]
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Cluinnear fuam a chanan agus far a robh gliograich na "mules" bha deaneamh iteachan snath.
If you grow your own grain, you'd better know the difference between a snath and a blade and how to sharpen the latter.
Paul Bowker, brother Andrew, and friend Phil Snath caught 141 fish to 6lb among them from the dam on lures such as Dawson's Olive, Cat's Whisker and Black and Olive Nomads fished on intermediate lines.
The cutbacks were imposed at the Snath Comer factory in Gweedore's Derrybeg industrial estate after consultations between the mangement and trade union officials.
On the right, the thicker spine of the blade ends in the sturdy tang, with a knob on the end that locks into a hole in the end of the snath.
The angle of the blade to the snath is approximately a right angle, though there is sufficient room to move the tang under the ring to allow some adjustment of this angle before the screws are tightened.
The long handle or snath is the part that allows the scythe to be used in broad sweeps from a standing position, its great advantage over the sickle.
Handles on the snath allow the user to hold the scythe and stand upright while swinging the blade horizontally at ground level to cut grass or brush.
The package consisted of snath, grass blade, sharpening tools, and instructions.
The European style scythe, with a straight or bent snath, is a well balanced tool, simple, inexpensive to purchase and maintain, a pleasure to use and with proper care will last many years.
The brace between the scythe (the blade) and the snath (the handle) is a 4 1/2' piece of 5/16" threaded rod.
The snath is straight with movable handles to fit different sized people.