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So I have been a blacksmith for about 5 years now, but cut my teeth at a living history museum, so I have had access to old but albeit quality blacksmithing tools. I moved away from the museum and no longer have access to its workshop, so I have started my own workshop in my home. I purchased the 112# cavalry anvil by NC tools, as it was the best bang for the buck that I could find. I have no problem with the face, but as I found out, the horn is not at all heat treated. This it "on purpose" according to NC Tools but its so soft that it gets chewed up by normal forging of hot steel. Now, on to the question. Is it possible to re-heat treat an anvil, or even a section of an anvil. Or is there a company that has this ability? Could it at least be case hardened somehow. I know full well that the answer to my question is most likely either NO or "if you have the money" But im really hoping to hear some opinions that have not occured to me. Thank you guys and gals in advance for your help! Also, Does anyone know the alloy of NC Tools anvils?
I am getting back into blacksmithing as a serious hobby. I mentored under a blacksmith for my senior project in high school, but it has been a while and my knowledge is a bit rusty. As far as forges go, I have decided on a gas forge, but am still deciding between the 2 burner Diamondback Blacksmith model, the NC Whisper Momma or Whisper Deluxe. Does anyone have experience with these models, or have other recommendations? I plan on just general blacksmithing at this point, but would like something versatile for future projects. Thanks.