Going for the neatest cut

Slovenia hosted the European Scything Championship for the third time between 28 and 30 July, featuring participants from eight countries or regions showcasing their scything skills in this age-old craft.

The event in Moravče gathered the best scythe enthusiasts from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, South Tyrol, the Basque Country, Slovakia, Czechia, Serbia, England, Russia, and Slovenia. Men, women and juniors competed both in speed and precision.

The roots of the competition go back to 1969 when the first international scything event brought together participants from Bavaria...

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