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  1. after fingering the hardy hole I conclude that the face plate is 1,6 thick. It may also help the condition, that when I bought her she had been standing in a barn, coated with half an inch of grease and mud for atleast 25 years.
  2. I made one from mild steel but shaped it like a medieval auger (a twisted strip), works well but you need to sharpen the tip like you sharpen a drillbit.
  3. It created long and darker sparks that did not fork. To clarify a bit more on its origins, it was used as a part in the cement industrie, not in a more conventional/portable tool.
  4. So I torched and ground this Drillhammer into to shape. Does anyone have experience with hardy tools made from HSS steel? I made this thinking that a hard and high thermo-plasticity would make it a superior hot cut? (Of course in combination with an anealed hammer) I have also made a plate to keep the HSS from touching the anvil face (contact surface was a bit to small for my taste)
  5. My pride of the shop the Carl Schlasse from 1882 (not sure on the weight but we needed 4 people to lift it on the stand) And on the other end of the spectrum, this aso cut out of a massive plate of 1030 steel with a torch and prettied up with an angle grinder
  6. North German Anvil from 1882

    Thank you everybody for helping me. First of all I got it cleaned up, installed and initiated in my shop. She works like a charm and I am certain that she is going to outlive me. And Wicon you were right.
  7. North German Anvil from 1882

    Makes topografical sense, seeing as Hagen is less then a 100 miles from where I bought it. Gonna spend some serious time brushing this weekend.
  8. So I bought this nice old anvil yesterday ( only having looked at a blurry picture on the Dutch equivalent of Craigslist). Turned out to be quite the gem hidden underneath a pound of oily mud. So I came here to ask for some advice on Identifying and cleaning. Lets start of with the only thing I could read 1882, which I guess is the year of production. For those wondering about the paint stripes, they are spaced 10 cm apart so I guess they were used for rough measuring. The next identificatier I found was this stamp on the upsetting block. The letters are unreadable to me but there is clearly an anchor in the middle. Next is the size of it. It was advertised as 180kg (400lbs) but me and my dad couldn't manage to get it an inch where as we easily walk around with a 330 lbs one. The seller thought it the 180 kg on accounts of the only readable part 18 (82). it is 90cm (35inch) long tip to tip , 15cm (6 inch) across and 34cm (13inch) high. It has handling holes and this hole. In the bottom. (I don't know how indicative that is?) It rings loud and clear and is quite lively under the hammer (don't have a ballbearing at hand). it looks very similar to https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/50450-north-german-anvil-identity/ but without the pitcher hole. So any help in identifying the anvil would be appreciated and in the meantime I will be of finding a bigger tree stump then the one I had laying around...