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So I found this old and really beatup anvil at work a few months ago so have gotten into smithing, nothing fancy just a couple of railroad spike knives and a pair of arm guards so far. But I feel like improving my workplace since I can't really make any smooth bends with these edges and it just bugs me the way it's been treated. Very deep grindmarks on the square horn and a minor one on the round one, chippings along the entire edge on both sides and in the hardy hole. On the plus side the face is flat and even without irregularities and it got really good bounce over all. Is it worth repairing this old wreck or should I look into getting a better one?
My father was a skilled blacksmith. I have his Nohab 18 anvil. I have learned a bit about the Nohab manufacturing company and their anvils....enough to know that they are somewhat rare and of good quality. Dad's anvil is marked "18". I have seen a "13" described as weighing 135 pounds and I know this one is around 200 pounds. Using the ratio of 18/13 and the 135 lb weight of the 13, I guess the weight is 209 pounds. Would welcome comments and also suggestions about how and where to sell the anvil online. Thank you.