WyomingForger97

Anvil Identification Issue

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My highschool shop has an older anvil outside that's been untouched for at least 4 years now and I need help identifying it. It has the Indented Triangle with a C in its Face, and a raised Y on the backside Face, any ideas? I believe it to be approx. 120 lb. (55 kg.)

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Indented triangle with a C is the trademark for a Columbian cast steel anvil made in Cleveland Ohio, USA

Considered to be a good brand.

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Yes you are wrong you  can do more damage than good . The face is only so thick taking anything off of it takes away rebound and years of service.

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Generally we say to stop with wire brushing as removal of face *is* damage!  In 35 years of smithing I have seen under 5 anvils where I suggested cleaning the face with a mill or surface grinder.  I have one anvil that had surface pitting from 50 years of condensation rusting; I wire brushed off the loose rust and started forging on it and just working on it is polishing the face out with no loss of uselife.

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3 hours ago, WyomingForger97 said:

Am I wrong to take emery cloth at 100/180 grit and a file and sand the top level, it has some normal dents and chipping

Yes, it's a BAD idea to remove metal from the face plate. Minor shining up happens under the hammer without damaging it.

Frosty The Lucky.

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