Mini anvil, hand forged from tool steel.
Hand Forged mini anvil for sale! $450 shipped FREE. This is ready to ship.
Style: London Pattern, single piece forging.
Tooling: 1/4in hardy, 1/8in pritchel.
I wanted this anvil to have a bit more character than the previous German pattern I recently completed, as well as a traditional mfg mark on the side. Many older anvils had somewhat of a messy makers mark, and I've carried that over here, as well. Of course, there are a few spots where the smith tested his chisels and punches, as is also common. (Why do they all do that?! 🙄) Also, evidence of the forge welds at the face and sledge hammer marks from the team of smiths that forged it, and general wear on the horn from use. I was planning on saddling the face, adding some missed hits, and putting some cuts on the table, but alas, the shine on that face got to me. 🥺 I have allowed this anvil to develop a patina from being in the Blacksmith shop, so it looks great! I think the wear and crust makes it more endearing, just like a real anvil! What do you prefer? Old and beat, or new and crisp?