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This is my new anvil, 6cwt or 300kg of iron with a steel face, made during the Victorian (maybe Edwardian) heyday of British handforging, centred on the city of Sheffield. The slots on the top of the anvil hold tooling. In the second video you can see that wedged in tooling has pretty much the same ring and spring as the steel face. I have never found this to be true of tooling held in a hardy or vice. I spent much of this afternoon getting this monster into my workshop, on my own, using mostly leverage, sweat and fear. #cutlersanvil

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