Getting your scythe to fit your own body is key to comfortable ergonomic mowing.
Fitting scythes for others needs a bit of forethought and planning (particularly as I have found remotely by mail order). I recently faced the challenge of matching a scythe set up that was to be shared by a husband and wife: the husband 6’3″ and wife 5″10. Luckily it turned out that the wife had long legs for her height; so both had the same hip height measurement and could share a snath set up with minimal adjustment of the top grip.
To prepare better for future fittings I decided to research more into the proportions of the human body – from the idealised form of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian man to the variety in real anthropometic data. A summary of my interpretation as relates to scythe fitting follows below.