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Cedar Pattern

Relatively obvious in characteristics, the Cedar pattern has a shortened poll height and eye depth compared to the height of the bit. The beard is convex, and the upper edge of the head is concave.

    Born in the Hill Country of central Texas, the Cedar pattern, or Cedar Axe even, was develop specifically to clear the local Cedar species of the area. Per local history, the first Cedar Axe was developed by Henry Weiss and his blacksmith friend Frank Krueger and further expanded on by Lee Judd of the Hartwell Brother’s Handle Company of Memphis, Tennessee, and Warren Axe and Tool Company of Warren, Pennsylvania.

The figure used in this representation is from the Brant and Cochran Pattern Guide.

(As always, please remember that there is significant variance in the patterns made by different manufacturers, and this description is merely a guide for assistance in identification.)

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