Updated: March 2018
A Japanese sickle is an excellent tool for cutting grass in tight areas, around trees or any time you don’t feel like firing up a mower or string trimmer.
It’s also an efficient tool for cutting comfrey, harvesting nettle, mint, lemon balm, rosemary, oregano or cutting down a cover crops on a small scale. In many instances, it is much faster than using a pair of pruners.
An added bonus: It’s easy to maintain and requires no fuel.
In this video, I demonstrate a few ways you can use a Japanese sickle and offer some tips and tricks to help you along the way. You can purchase a sickle, here.