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Geoff Keyes

Buncha anvils for sale

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Same guy, he seems to be unloading a shop



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I still have NO financial interest here, just helping out

Geoff

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I think that you didn't mean "I still have financial interest here, just helping out". :) You may want to change that. Those are some very nice looking anvils, I shall be sending him an email.

 

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he wants 1500 for the 400 lb hay budden, I dunno can get a brand new one for that price

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Ok Ok I was exaggerating a bit add a few hundred more and the place up in Port Angeles I think has one.

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But is it a 400 -hay budden-? Those anvils are wicked. The only type i prefer over a hay budden (If i get to choose :P) is a Peter Wright.

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There are alot of decent anvils out there that are not Hay Budden or Peter wrights. I think people are paying for the name alone, or resale value. Not detracting from them being good anvils but if you found a 400 500 pound unnamed anvil wouldn't it be just as good? I guess it just bother the hell out of me that people ask so much money for them, even more for named ones when most smiths are poor and just want a nice anvil to work on. And collectors snatch them up hold onto them and instead of letting a working smith or aspiring one get one reasonably, they ask what looks like 3.75 a pound for a name. There literally are thousands of anvils out there collecting dust and rust because of someone wants to make a buck. I am sorry about the rant I just have very strong feelings when it comes to tools and outrageous prices attached to them.

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Simple rule of thumb, especially involving anvils is that you get what you pay for. I find that the "no-name" anvils are inferior either because of the face or crumbling bodies or the two separating etc. My Peter Wright has a very good face for it's age and has many more years left in it (read decades) but I went through two "no-names" before my PW.

 

 

 

 

There are alot of decent anvils out there that are not Hay Budden or Peter wrights. I think people are paying for the name alone, or resale value. Not detracting from them being good anvils but if you found a 400 500 pound unnamed anvil wouldn't it be just as good? I guess it just bother the hell out of me that people ask so much money for them, even more for named ones when most smiths are poor and just want a nice anvil to work on. And collectors snatch them up hold onto them and instead of letting a working smith or aspiring one get one reasonably, they ask what looks like 3.75 a pound for a name. There literally are thousands of anvils out there collecting dust and rust because of someone wants to make a buck. I am sorry about the rant I just have very strong feelings when it comes to tools and outrageous prices attached to them.

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my no name russian anvil thats a peter wright nockoff.. is the best anvil I have ever owned, face is harder than my hammers, doesn't get marked by chisles, and bounces a hammer like few others :) edge is flawless too

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