Traditional tools came to the fore in Russia at the weekend with the holding of an annual scything competition.
Participants raced against the clock to cut areas of grass with a Russian scythe. Men battled 100-metre strips of grass with women facing 50m.
Referees were strict and penalised competitors that left patches longer than 5 cm by adding 20 seconds to their time.
This is the eighth year the competition has been held in the village of Arti and is supported by a local scythe and sickle factory.
Those who weren't so eager to cut the grass attended workshops about the traditional tool and learnt how to mow with them.