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Identification of odd-shaped anvil

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Mark,
I don't know for sure, but guessing it is about 12"-14". I'm just curious as to what that extra side "shelf" was used for.
-John

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That is seen on European anvils as are the double horn set up. It was used to forge on...

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Your anvil is known as a "Continental Pattern" and also sometimes refered to as an "Armoror's Anvil". Probably made in the Germany region of Europe. I have a 200 lb anvil that is very similar to yours, just without the stepped feet.

Forge away.

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I was offered a recently made, large anvil to work on at the 2001 Ironfest in Texas. It had the sloping far edge similar to yours. I think that it was furnished by "Old World," which has since changed hands. I could not get used to that portion of the anvil, because I was so accustomed to making right angle bends and shouldering on a 90º side.

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