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  1. The overall shape, grinds on the inside of the curves above the feet but not under the tail, and the "fake" forge welded on face are the exact same as my Columbian. You can look up the specs for size and weight on Columbian anvils and check them against yours. To me it has the look of a cast steel anvil not a cast iron or wrought iron anvil. but as others have said if it passes the ring test and ball bearing test then run with it. If it is a Columbian remember they were only made for about 20 years so they are relatively more uncommon then other brands and Columbians are top tier anvils, they are extreamly hard so they have the tendency like the Swedish anvils to chip along the edges.
  2. To me it look is reminiscent of Columbian anvils, but I don't know if they cast anvils for other companies or brands.
  3. WOW that pattern. That is amazing. Great work.
  4. Roughly 400 lb black granite block under my post anvil makes the whole thing over 500 lbs. It's bolted together using 1/2" concrete anchors drilled into the stone. I did it this way so I could separate the anvil from it's base because otherwise its a beast to move. This deadened the ring and the anvil feels more solid and lively. This is my go to anvil when I am using a striker.
  5. Me being a stone mason by trade. One thing I like about that video is how he is using alot of old school techniques that alot of younger people don't know about (at least here in the USA), with the advent of technology alot of these old techniques are being lost. For example, It's just easier to use an impact drill to drill your holes. But he showed various other methods for drilling depending on the situation and what he needed the hole for.
  6. I have my post anvil mounted to a roughly 400 lb block of black granite. It is extremely quiet and very solid. This is my go to anvil when I am using a striker. Between the anvil and base it is over 500 lbs. It is bolted together with 1/2" concrete anchors that have been drilled into the granite. pardon the stuff around it, we are in the process of cleaning the garage out so boxes and stuff got stacked around it.
  7. I've never seen a Columbian anvil in that style. I love my Columbian. I prefer the solid cast tool steel anvils over the wrought iron anvils. I feel like I move more metal with a smaller lighter anvil.
  8. I found three HVAC blowers 500 cfm for $20 in my local online adds. They are quieter then a shop vac and if I burn one up I have spares.
  9. Beautiful anvil. I am jealous. You have an awesome anvil collection.
  10. I used a file, it skates of the hardened face but cuts into the weld bead.
  11. There is an anvil and tool shop located down in Jackson, Wyoming. They have great new anvils. I have picked up 2 cast steel anvils in Evanston, Wyoming using the tpaaat method for $100, for the pair. One is a trunkated columbian, the other is a 125lb soderfors. They are out there just keep telling everyone you meet that your looking for an anvil and blacksmith tools. You'll eventually find something. If money's no issue KSL has listed an arm and hammer 180 lb anvil in Evanston for $1100. It's been on there awhile he might lower it if you ask nicely.
  12. How is the hardness of your old world anvil? I have heard they are a little soft.
  13. The inspiration for this cleaver was an old cleaver my grandpa had in his kitchen that was his grandpa's. It was most likely made by a country blacksmith. The spine was dented and banged up from being hammered through pig and cow carcasses, the handle was chipped and worn but it was still usable and razor sharp. I don't know what happened to that cleaver but we decided to make one in homage to that old cleaver. We wanted it to look like a country blacksmith made it and to have small imperfections because we thought it would add to the over all look. The blade is 5160, The handle is Mexican desert ironwood.
  14. I know I don't have as much experience as others but I am not a fan of the shelf. That's why I like Holland's Swedish pattern anvil.
  15. That's a nice looking stake anvil Charles, did you make it or buy it?
  16. I agree the Swedish pattern anvil is beautiful.
  17. The two things that turn me off about a kanka anvil is the waist looks extreamly narrow and pics from the bottom looks like it has a hollow horn. I've never seen one in person to confirm these two biases.
  18. Holland and Hoffman have 100 lb anvils. I'd look at them also.
  19. I spent 1/2 hour flatlined from a widowmaker heart attack. My memory can also be hit and miss.
  20. Using the tpaaat method I have been able to buy three used anvils for a grand total of $700. One is a 45 lb trunkated columbian, another is a 130 lb columbian, and a 125 lb soderfors anvil.
  21. I would jump on that one. It's edges are still good. It doesn't appear to be abused.
  22. Most likely you didn't do anything to detrimental to your anvil.
  23. The steam hammer marks are like a finger print. As far as I know only arm and hammer anvils have them.
  24. Flynn I think I found the info on anvil fire.
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