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Dayton Pattern

The Dayton pattern is one of the most common axe patterns in the United States. It has a solid and distinct poll that is flat. The cheeks taper gradually to the bit. Both the top and bottom of the head are slightly convex, which leaves the bit wider, from toe to heel, than the poll. The toe is usually more pronounced and the body generally thicker than a Yankee pattern.


The figure used in this representation was taken from the 1931 Kelly Axe and Tool Works Catalog.

(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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