Like most of the bladed weapons created for the show, this one is made of closed cell foam around a metal rod and then coated with resin and painted. This one has clearly seen some action! There are some great little bites taken out of the blade; obviously made during Xena's epic battle with Indrajit.
I love the detail on this prop. It makes a great addition to my collection.
Following its appearance in "The Way," a scythe like this was used by Alti in the fifth season episode "Them Bones, Them Bones." In this case, it was mostly a computer-generated prop used by Alti's skeleton until it is knocked from her hand.