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I have trust issues with it as it states both 132# and 22# in its description.

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9 minutes ago, Sean Blum said:

I have trust issues with it as it states both 132# and 22# in its description.

Fiery Beards is the section for "Tom Foolery".

 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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The classic anvil-shaped object! :lol:

 

Actually, some of the vevor stuff is decent steel, you just have to test it in person.  

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Even if that anvil is hardened steel, with there being no steel between the legs, most of the mass, and weight, is in the two horns.  It would not be very effective in moving steel.

 

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I believe I have seen that there are many end user reviews of these on youtube.  I haven't watched any of them however.

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18 hours ago, Doug Lester said:

with there being no steel between the legs, most of the mass, and weight, is in the two horns.  It would not be very effective in moving steel.

 

Just to play devil's advocate, this is the standard Italian pattern. Nimba anvils are designed this way, and nobody says they are ineffective!  Some historical Spanish and French patterns stand off the stump on feet as well.   

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Haha, that's the same anvil I have! (Just the 22 kilo variety, I believe). It's actually a pretty decent anvil, rings like a bell, stays flat, heats up slowly, and has stood up to everything I've thrown at it. It is small though, but I didn't pay much for it. It's probably not as good as what you guys have, but it was cheap and good!

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On 3/7/2024 at 5:00 PM, Carlos Lara said:

It's actually a pretty decent anvil,

Good to know. If it works for you all the better. I guess if you are careful and only work hot on it, it will hold up for a good while.

"Blacksmiths go to hell for two reasons: Hitting cold steel on their anvil and not charging enough for their work - Mark Aspery"

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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On 3/7/2024 at 6:00 PM, Carlos Lara said:

Haha, that's the same anvil I have! (Just the 22 kilo variety, I believe). It's actually a pretty decent anvil, rings like a bell, stays flat, heats up slowly, and has stood up to everything I've thrown at it. It is small though, but I didn't pay much for it. It's probably not as good as what you guys have, but it was cheap and good!

I am glad to hear that you've had good experiences with your anvil. I have been considering buying one myself, and the Vevor line of products is in my price range. I've been watching FB marketplace for anvils, but most of what's there in my area are either tiny decorative ones, or people selling antiques and asking way over what I feel I can afford at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to spend $500+ on a nice anvil, but that just isn't realistic for me. Right now I am just using a roughly 25 kilo piece of steel (not hardened) that I purchased from my workplace for scrap price. It works for my needs being a beginner, but I am finding I could really use a blacksmith anvil. After only a few months of use, my "anvil" has already started getting a groove beat into it lol. It will be a bit bittersweet to replace it, being such an integral part of my beginning into blacksmithing, but I think it's time to upgrade. 

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On 3/15/2024 at 9:27 PM, Jacob Boehme said:

but I am finding I could really use a blacksmith anvil.

BTW- These are back in stock

Stump Anvil (blacksmithsupply.com)

 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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