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is this chipping a real concern ?

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is the chipping on the edge of this a real concern ? its a Swedish Kohlswa .. thanks, JT

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Yes without fixing it up, that whole piece is ready to fly off. Still worth looking at tho, knock that price out and round the entire edge off and get forging on it.

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13 hours ago, Scrambler82 said:

If you needed to radius a portion for a needed bend, that would be where to get it done !

From reading I don't think so but does this anvil have a metal plate in the striking area ?

I believe Kohlswa's are cast steel anvils.. 

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so is this 438 lb. Kohlswa anvil with the original cast iron base, with this damage on one side, worth $1800.00 ??? heres a photo of the other side with the base.. thanks, JT

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It certainly would be to me, and I already own a 330 pound anvil in that Southern German pattern. This fat guy would trade up in a skinny minute.

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The only one who needs to answer that question is you... Is it worth it to you at that price? If so, then get it , and get hammering.

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A cast Swedish steel anvil on a factory stand with an hour or so worth of damage to clean up with a disk grinder on one edge for about $4.00/lb? I'd have it in my pickup, no questions asked. Deb'd make me sell some stuff but my Soderfors is safe, Okey Dokey. 

It's a beauty, no fooling a blacksmith's centerfold.

Frosty The Lucky.

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ok thank you guys !! the damage was my biggest concern.. just wasn't sure about it.. so.. just radius the entire edge until its gone ??   JT

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I'd scoop that up in a heart beat. Personally, I'd use the edge as is and see if the crack gets bigger. If not, carry on. If it expands, whip out the grinder. It all depends on the size of work done on it too. 

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That crack makes it almost worthless. If you post the location and phone number of the owner I may buy it for scrap metal ... :)

Seriously now, that anvil is worth north of $3000 over there and some $5000 down here

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