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This dainty little thing made its appearance at the annual Jonquil Festival at Old Washington State Park (AR) last weekend.  It tips the scales at 32 pounds, and he swung it enough to drive the anvil stand 3" deep in the ground.  He was making a hardy hot cut from a piece of RR car spring.   Our club, Four States Iron Munchers, does demos at the event every year.  A couple of other folks tried the hammer, but I didn't even pick it up.  I may be silly, but I ain't stupid.

 

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No kidding!  I wouldn’t let that guy near my anvil if he had that hammer anywhere near him.  That anvil sure earned its stripes that day.

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I'd love the head off one of those to use AS an anvil. That thing is massive.

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The tang of the hot cut was orange (you can see the end of it under the anvil), and he was setting the shoulder on it.  That was a brand new anvil, and he was giving it a workout.

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Well, if you really want to proof an anvil, that's one way... looks like a hammer to use on one of those 400+# beasts. I wouldn't use the 18#er I do have on any of my anvils. 

I agree with EB, could use that thing As an anvil. 

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That looks like a stone mason's anvil, I have a 22 lb. one. I do that kind of work with mine in my swage block. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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On 3/24/2019 at 5:03 PM, Irondragon Forge & Clay said:

That's how so many old anvils have the heel broken off at the hardy hole.:o

That was my first thought. 

Kinda like proofing a flintlock barrel  with a triple powder charge!   

 

 

 

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