Scythe peening stool

A folding peening stool for mounting and supporting the peening jig supplied with our standard scythe kits. Its integral seat and jig support means that you can maintain or repair scythe blades, whilst comfortably seated, in the correct position to support the blade across your knees during work.


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£ £120.00

When ordering please specify your size preference in the special instructions box on check out (see note below).

Hand built to order so there may be a wait before delivery.

Do contact us before ordering if you have any questions.

These peening stools are made by a craftsman and may vary as they made individually with different woods as available. All Weight and dimensions given below are approximate and the appearance and colour of the wood may differ from those illustrated.

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Solid four-inch oak front anvil post.

Sturdy three-legged design with splayed rear legs for stability

Folding legs for ease of storage and carrying

Folds to lie flat in a car boot or to stand in the corner of a garden shed.

Wide seat to suit working comfortably in different positions (and useful as a stool for tea breaks!)

Mounting for anvil and tool rack for jig caps and hammer (to stop them falling on to the floor).

Weight 7.5-9 kilos

Dimensions (h x l x w)

Open 50/54 x 70 x 34cm

Folded 12 x 80 x 34cm

Front anvil post 50/55 x 7 x 7cm


Available in two sizes: size 2 and size 3 (matched to snath sizes) to suit different leg lengths and knee height: 50cm post = size 2; 55cm = size 3



Can be cut to bespoke fit user if required.

This Peening stool is equally suited for use with other freehand peening anvils.

These folding stools are based on an original design by scythesman Michael Gerrard.

Further information

Peening is the process for maintaining the correct tapered edge profile (bevel) of the scythe blade.  This is achieved by hammering to thin the blade edge rather than grinding.

The standard scythe kits we supply include a peening jig and instructions for its use.

To work effectively this jig needs to be mounted in a solid support, and set at the correct height for comfortable working whilst seated.  This can be arranged simply by setting the jig in a sturdy log next to a chair of suitable height. A peening stool is a more elegant and portable solution. These are often referred to as ‘peening ponies' rather than ‘peening stools' as they are seen as junior cousins of the ‘shaving horse' used by green woodworkers. These come in a variety of styles and can be home built by those with reasonable DIY skills and equipment.