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JAH = Just Add Hammer?

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Looks to be in nice condition, have you given it a rebound test? 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Yes, this is one of mine. The logo is actually my initials and I use it as my mark as well. I like the just add hammer saying. The pattern has been altered a couple of times. Here's the new version, so I am uncertain of the numbers, but this particular pattern with this mark is a limited edition. The new variation is available with or without the shelf/extension. The first change to the pattern was to recess the logo. 

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PS. The anvil that was in the original question to be indentified is owned and used by The Old Fort Niagara Association. They set up a shed to demonstrate Blacksmithing near the site where the Frech and later British each had a shop. They chose my double horn due to a reference of the French having a double horned anvil. While this one is not patterned after a period piece (and they know that,) they thought it could be close based on early images. 

 

On 7/26/2018 at 9:22 AM, stevomiller said:

Jymm, have you ever considered a version with the South German transition betwixt the horn and face/body?

Love the patterns you’ve done thus far!

Steve

Not at this time. 

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Thanks Jymm.  I'm a smith at Ft Niagara.  I thought it was one of your anvils but someone else from the fort said it was a much older anvil.  Appreciate your help.  Also, I started using one of your hammers purchased by the fort and I really like it.  Nice work.  I may be getting one for my home smithy.  

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