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Delaware Pattern

The Delaware, also known as the Wide Bit Dayton, mirrors the Dayton in several aspects. 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 poll and bit are “taller” in the Delaware than the Dayton, and the shape approaches that which is sometimes confused as a Connecticut. The Delaware, unlike the Connecticut, has a moderately wide poll that does not tape inward laterally behind the eye.

The example image shown related to this page was taken from a True Temper 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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