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Hedge clearing Italian style..
10th Oct 2005, 22:21  

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Geodyne says:

That looks seriously intimidating!

How effective do you find the sickles? I've always wanted one.

10th Oct 2005, 22:28

farmboyphil says:

I was told to look like a ninja.... erm you decide?

10th Oct 2005, 22:31

farmboyphil says:

the hooky one was good on small bracken type foliage but when it came to the big stuff the j shaped one was second to none....

10th Oct 2005, 22:32

Geodyne says:

Heh. You got the ninja bit down pat. :D

10th Oct 2005, 22:32

farmboyphil says:

thanks i was worried i looked more like a power ranger...eek!

10th Oct 2005, 22:34

spoon_lamp says:

I think you look wonderful...if only you were dressed all in black...

11th Oct 2005, 12:43

bmal says:

i hit my self in the shin wit a j sickle i was debranching a tre that we just fell, i was using it on the wring side of the tree.(same side as my leg) and i still have a dent in my shin.. did it a good 7 years ago

11th Oct 2005, 12:47

farmboyphil says:

ouch... do you still have the implement

11th Oct 2005, 18:58

mat says:

I did something similar with a sickle/slashhook. I've never hurt myself with a machete though. Yet. :)

I agree with your assessment though - sickle for small foliage and greenstuff, machete for bigger things and wood. Nothing chops wood like a sharp, heavy machete.

11th Oct 2005, 19:07

farmboyphil says:

Thanx Mat, i found i obtained most damage and discomfort from the flying debris as my arms wildly flailed around me!

I'm going to wear a cape next time!

11th Oct 2005, 19:11

frog51 says:

Caped sickle-wielding ninjas...from such simple thoughts, Hollywood blockbusters are created!

erm...probably

12th Oct 2005, 11:20

bmal says:

farmboyphil no i dont i was doing volentry work at the local park (rufford) felling dead and over grown sections so the sicle wasnt mine

12th Oct 2005, 11:31

farmboyphil says:

Its not really something you see in the shops is it? The ones in the picture belonged to my cousins Granny in Italy... in fact she had quite a few in various sizes,hmm thats a little worrying i wonder if she is Sicillian?

12th Oct 2005, 22:37

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