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Galloway scythe

Period:
20th Century
Description:
Scythes with a Y-shaped shaft like this were known as 'Galloway' scythes, although they were used throughout Scotland, particularly common in the North East.  The blade on this example is a later replacement and was made by Watyzagk & Co Sheffield.
Materials/Media:
wood, iron
Dimensions:
haft L:1180mm; W:500mm; blade:745mm x 70mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1990.102
Digital Number:
SRMA008a-c
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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