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  1. Putting together a home forge and am on the lookout for an anvil. Was referred to Atlas Knife & Tool. They have a 117 lb anvil for sale for $469.99 which is among the best prices for a new anvil that I've seen so far while researching online. Does anyone know about this anvil or have any actual experience with it? Would love to hear whether it would be good to pick up or not, definitely don't want to waste my money. Thanks in advance! http://www.atlasknife.com/product/graham-anvil-117-lbs-4150-steel-not-cast-iron/
  2. Alec Steele got a custom designed anvil that weighs 140, specifically so it meets the criteria for ground shipping. I can vouch for the alloy and heat treat on these. I have no idea what he is going to be charging when he starts to sell them. I have been waiting months to share this with you all!
  3. Hello, this is my first post, i just bought a 66 Lb paragon anvil, it cost me $25 dlls but at that moment i did'n know how good it was, now I discover the ''sweden'' and ''paragon" tags on it and I wonder what is the real price of it and if it's a good anvil to work. It is in good condition, should I clean it? I am just starting on this so thank you for the advices and regards from Mexico!
  4. Hi Everybody. Just getting started into bladesmithing and am looking to buy an anvil. Just found a used anvil for sale locally but I don't know what kind it is or if it would be worth getting for bladesmithing. This is the only picture I have of it. I'm going to look at it tonight, but before I go it would be nice if i had an idea as to what brand it is and if it would be worth my time. The guy is asking $450 for it. Any and all help is very much appreciated, thanks in advance!
  5. Hey there, I'm new here. Like many others, I too bought an anvil and need help identifying it. It may (or may not) have a little bit of history in it that could be interesting (or not). I am located in Germany and the anvil i bought is definitely British. The shape is a classic "london pattern", just like a Brooks with a relatively thick heel.I'm pretty sure it's cast steel since the only hole is from the bottom straight up and the ring is fairly high pitch and long lasting. The only markings i could find are stamped on the opposite side of where you would normally expect the makers mark
  6. Hi guys, I've just picked up a new - old - anvil here in Wales, UK, and I've been directed here by some blacksmiths as the place to go for any insights into age, maker etc. All I know is it is old - it's been suggested to me that it might be 18th century, and possibly a Mousehole, but I have literally no idea. Any insights or info would be gratefully received. Thanks. The working face is 11.5 inches long and 5.5 inches wide, the bick is another six inches. The anvil is 11 or 12 inches tall. It has four feet and the body is pretty roughly made. There are no obvious markings - at least
  7. Dearest Hivemind, Just picked up this beautiful 3 1/2cwt. Raised lettering so likely cast base and clear welded face seam. Face is glass hard and looks to have only seen work once or twice in her life. Wondering if anyone knows the make and possible age? A Google trawl turned up very little unfortunately. Cheers as always, James
  8. As some of you may know, I was able to cast my own anvil that I was unfortunately unable to bring to market, but love to use! I now work at the foundry that makes the Rhino anvils for Incandescent Ironworks. This post, however is not about those either. This post is about some tiny anvils that we make as more of a desktop toy/paperweight. They are 6" from tip of the horn to end of the heel. They weigh about 3 pounds. The one pictured below is made out of a high-chrome white iron, but theoretically we can make it out of a variety of alloys, with or without heat treatment. If there
  9. Hello all, new to the board so forgive me for any wrong doings I might have done already. Today I bought this anvil from an Uncle. I can [barely] make out Peter Wright Patent on the side aswell as 1 1 15 155lb I believe. I already know I stole it at $100 but I'm curious if there is a way to know its age. I plan to use it for beginning my bladesmithing adventure.
  10. So I got a chunk of 4140 hardened steel for an excellent price on fleabay. And I found a stump up the road thanks to hurricane Irma. How should I mount it?
  11. Just finished my fullering device, a tool I only recently learned about and only recently learned how necessary they are. So I went ahead and bought a 36 inch steel rod 1/2” and it pretty much turned out just as I planned. The spring section is crudely forged and ugly but it’s very springy, and although some stuff is unaligned the two rods are aligned and fit well, so any suggestions or comments on it? Thanks. Spent about 25-30 mins on it PS: I know my anvil is ugly and tiny, it’s onlt $85 and all I can afford right now, the next best is way over my budget for tools
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  13. Hey guys, I'm new to this forum so if this post is out of line let me know. I'm just getting into the trade and I'm looking for anvil to buy, preferably about 100 lbs or heavier. I live in Washington state and I was hoping someone on here lived in my area and had an anvil for sale. Thanks!
  14. Hello, My main question here is "What kind of steel is a jeweler's anvil made from?" I had a plan to get a new anvil since the one I have been trying to use is in conjunction to a bench vise. Needless to say, it isn't great. So I looked around for anvils but most of the ones I have come across are cast iron (and cast iron doesn't make a good anvil.) Not wanting to give up, I found an old piece of railroad track on ebay for a good price and free shipping. My plan was to cut the 8" rail into two 4" pieces and grind the bases so that they would fit side by side. Next I would weld the pi
  15. Hi All, Recently I made a bidding on a anvil for sale nearby and ended up being the highest bidder \o/ The guy told me it was used in a smithery for some years and i figured it is in good shape let go for the challenge and try to get this beauty to its new home. She is ab 250 Kg / 500 pounts and was for sale at 145 euros, excluding the heavy workout. There is no stamp of mark so far i can see so i have no idea how old she is nor the background she came from... Maybe somebody can help identifying this anvil?
  16. hey guys, so recently i posted about an anvil asking questions blah blah. anyway i had this idea of upgrading my HB anvil by welding a piece of flat leaf spring on the top, do y'all think this might work? it would just be temporary until i find a used anvil.
  17. Howdy! I'm new here, so anyway I'm looking at 2 anvils right now, one is an NC 70 pound anvil. the other is one from eBay which is 5 pounds heavier, has a better center of mass, has a usable horn, and has a much larger surface area, and 20 bucks cheaper! but I'm a little scared to buy this unknown anvil from eBay. the nc anvil is $288 from centaur forge with 10% off my first order so it would be $259, and the eBay anvil is $240 (shipping combined). so anyway my question is done anyone have any information on this eBay anvil? should i go for it? heres this link. Table Top Shop ROUND HORN FA
  18. I am looking for an anvil or forge I do not care about the type, but the anvil must be at least be 10 lbs. Since I am on a tight budget If I can get an Anvil and forge for under $40 each I will be in good shape. Please message me if you are willing to sell.
  19. Yesterday I got my first anvil. It is made by the National Supply Co. Toledo, Ohio 150 pounds. I did some google searches and have not had to much luck other than finding out the most basic info. I have a couple of pic, but they are from my cell phone. I tested the rebound and it is about 80%+ by the horn. But there is a couple of spot were it looks like they tried to weld the chips in the edge and the rebound about 40%. I was wondering if any one else have this brand of anvil or have worked with one. I am more that happy with it...it is so much better than the piece of RR track I was
  20. I finally got my anvil weight, she weighs in at 250kg (around 551 lbs) and boy am I happy, especially because I only paid 100 dollars or so for her and a new one of same size would run me 5000 dollars where I live. But i´ve been thinking, how do you polish the face of an anvil ? sandpaper or something more ? There isn´t any rust on the face should I just leave it be though it isn´t shiny ? [
  21. I made this anvil stand today for my new railroad track anvil. It's made out of stacked 2X12's. I still need to put a bar of steel across the front and back to serve as tool holders. The anvil is an 11" piece of railroad track. I'm on the hunt for a real anvil, but haven't had any luck finding anything good.
  22. Hello, community. I purchased my anvil from an antique collector more than half a year ago and to this day I haven't mounted it to the steel pedestal he threw in with it. I'd love to be able to use this as the stand, since its so sturdy that it's MUCH heavier than the anvil, but I can't figure out a good way to mount it. Does anyone out there know what I should do?
  23. First I would like to say hello, I´m a "new" member (lurking around since february) and this is my first post. My goal is to make my very own hand forged knife, so I had to upgrade from my 10kg / 22lbs piece of railroad track "anvil" to a something little more massive.. and I came across this PFP anvil. I bought it for 110 euros (apprx. 123 USD), it has a weight of 45kg / 99lbs. It has a nice rebound, a clean and flat face with only minor marks on it, the edges are also in decent shape and I´m quite pleased with it! It is also marked as: EINHEITS P.F.P. AMBOSS 45
  24. Hi all, I've started to make some knifes and I just picked up an anvil on craigslist...the only thing I found was the number 7...I took some pictures this morning
  25. First I'd like to start out by saying hello. I'm a new member, and this is my first post. I recently purchased an anvil. I'd like to know your thoughts. Please feel free to critique it. I bought this from a man who graduated from the old Denver Horseing School. I payed $500 for the anvil(110lbs), and an anvil stand which looks like it was for shoeing. He also included 2 fairly nice hammers( I asume), which he said cost him around $80 a piece, and 3 tongs. I would also like to know about refinishing the anvil as far as surface rust. Just hit it with a wire brush to remove rust and o
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