I'd like to add some miscellaneous information to the original post. Some information about the anatomy of an anvil, some advice on how to properly set up your anvil, and a bit of safety advice.
Firstly, to help enlighten folks on the correct terminology used to refer to the various parts of an anvil, here is a diagram taken from page 66 of "The Art of Blacksmithing" by Alex W. Bealer. (the revised edition).
Another topic discussed in "The Art of Blacksmithing", is the recommended height at which to set your anvil. It is advised that the face of the anvil should sit at about t