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Entire outfit: $170; Blade and handle alone: $105
The Grim Reaper aside, scythes are experiencing a resurgence. More and more gardeners are buying the ancient tools, which do the same job as a weed whacker but are far less noisy. Scythe Supply, based in Perry, Maine, sells a line of handcrafted scythes in various sizes. Owner Carol Bryan, 59, imports the steel blades from Austria and mills the long wooden shafts from local white ash.
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