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Peter wright anvil


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Thank you for your replys, I think it is extremely good shape to. I can see were the top plate is welded on and was wondering if the bottom is wrought iron?

Also I have been forging on it and it has a very dead ring compared to my other anvils but it has very good rebound, I don't k ow why this would be?

Thanks

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Wrought iron or mild steel depending on make and age; my guess would be WI!  A muted ring is generally an indication of a hidden crack somewhere in the body; the worst place of course being in the face/body weld.  However a crack elsewhere will also do it even if it has no other effect on usability.  If you have gone over the face with a hammer and not noticed any dead spots and checked the horn/body weld and heel/body weld and don't see anything I'd not worry.  Actually I'd not worry anyway and even if a crack was found use the heck out of it and worry about a repair *afterwards"...

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