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An American icon since 1941—The story of the Woodman’s Pal begins eight decades ago, when Frederick Ehrsam settled in Pennsylvania in the 1930s. The Swiss National was an experienced architect, artist, engineer, manufacturer, and woodsman. Over the next ten years, all these skills would be used in the creation of a tool that would eventually influence modern forest and land management. Professionals in the forest and field relied heavily on the machete for clearing brush and blazing trails. Other tools were also needed to thin, trim, chop, and prune. Frederick Ehrsam saw the need for a single implement that could not only perform the task of each as well or better, but could eliminate drawbacks like awkward weight or bulk, lack of balance or versatility, and designs unsafe for the inexperienced user. In 1941, he introduced the Woodman’s Pal. Professionals in forestry, agriculture, and horticulture quickly recognized it as a…

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