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My New Anvil


Alex Roy
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I Got this puppy from a the N.E Blacksmiths meet, 208lbs, Trenton anvil.

really good shape. $325 for the damn thing and ive been smiling from ear to ear ever since.

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I will post the anvil with its stand within the week and also all its measurements.

I also suspect i got a good deal, if you think either way be my guest and gimme feed back.

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Ill take a pict of the Trenton symbol, the base is a Peter Wright ( Nice wrought base) , the body is Trenton.

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Ill take a pict of the Trenton symbol, the base is a Peter Wright ( Nice wrought base) , the body is Trenton.

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??? So does that make it a Peter wright or a trenton? Nice find either way. It's such a pleasure to forge on a good anvil...Now git out there and make somethin! :D

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Well since its more then half Trenton then i quess its a Trenton lol, dont u love math.

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Here is my old Peter Wright anvil. It's about 140lb and would be an ideal size for a bladesmith.

 

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The little anvil on top is a 431 LB Kirkstall wheelwrights/springmakers anvil. Don't know how heavy the larger one is.

 

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The large anvil is not designed to be used on a stand, it was meant to be used on the floor by a team of strikers in the days before powerhammers were common.

For knifemakers who do not need to break down large stock I'd suggest an anvil weight of between 100Lbs and 250lbs.

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That hurts man, this isnt a pissing contest, just wanna get peoples opinion <_<:unsure:

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Besides its now how big it is , its how you use it. lol

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Here is all the measurements,

Face: 15 1/2" - 4 1/2"

Base: 11 3/4" - 11 1/2"

Horn: 7 3/4"

Height: 11 3/4"

Hardie: 1 1/8" squared

Table:2 1/4"-3 9/16"

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  • 2 weeks later...

Here is the Anvil in its stand, heavy duty stand.

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Yet another pic , and ill have more.

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Besides its now how big it is , its how you use it. lol

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That's just something men with small anvils say to make themselves feel better. ;)

 

JK, of course. I don't even have an anvil. I wonder what that means... :unsure:

 

 

-Craig

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As a matter of fact i used it today and it works like a dream, plus i put a 115lbs steel block under the SOB and it worked even better. Look for my post in show and tell, its my second knife (first high carbon).

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