New to blacksmith world and am slowly starting to learn the basic when time permits. Really excited. Definitely been bitten by the bug.
This forum is amazing!
I have recently bought an anvil, well half of an anvil. Here it is. No identification marks whatsoever. No branding, no hundredweight. Nothing. The bottom half of the anvil is missing and there is no indication of any tong holes under the horn or heel as it appears to have broken off above this point.
As you can see in the pictures, it has been welded to a steel plate (I'm concerned that one of the welds is cracked). The gentlemen I bought it off said that it had been in the same shop, in the same condition (I think on the same bench) since he was an apprentice, some 50 years ago. Don't know exactly how heavy, but would have to be over 80kgs. It doesn't really ring to much (probably due the base) but the rebound is great and consistent across the face.
What do you think? Any ideas?