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You already OWN an anvil so the " I guess I will never own an anvil." is bogus.  Now you don't own a London Pattern anvil but all blacksmiths for over 2000 years haven't owned London Pattern anvils either and folks all over the world are smithing without one right now.

I've gotten anvils FREE using the TPAAAT; it might not be fast but if you invest the time and effort it's pretty sure...You can start saving so you have cash in hand when you do find a reasonably priced one.

There were a lot more London Pattern anvils made in the USA, (not to mentioned imported), than there were Edsels; so they are a lot more common than some things!

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I have absolutely no regrets buying a new anvil. Used anvils are rare around here and command big bucks and are frequently in poor shape. 
 

I paid $6.30 per pound and could not be happier. Good used ones go for around 4 bucks per pound or more, sometimes alot more. I got the shape and material I wanted and in new condition for only a few hundred more

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Rojo Pedro,  well said.

I'm a huge fan of buying new. 

The only thing that I miss with a new anvil is seeing how the anvil has stood the test of time.

I've seen anvils beat up from normal use be it from any brand or make.

I've also seen a brand or make with extreme wear on parts of the anvil but the face and horn are perfect. 

This just shows how the anvils have stood the test of time and really varies across the board .  

 

Seeing certain brands stand up better then others over the long haul is interesting to me for sure.  

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Been looking for an anvil for a couple years now. Finally found one for sale. Unfortunately the owner seemed quite insane and would not even begin to consider my offer. It was an old beat up 42 pound anvil. I offered 50 or 75 dollars for it. He would not budge from the absolutely insane price of $500.  He kept going on about his price being reasonable since anvils are so rare. If I spend $500 on an anvil I won't be able to carry it out one handed. Guess I'll spend another year on my two inch thick six inch wide "anvil". 

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Did you point out how much a brand NEW, American made anvil costs? Maybe print out a little info from American anvil makers to take around next time you bargain over one.

In the mean time keep your eyes open for a more effective improvised anvil. 1" thick on the flat is better than nothing but you can do a lot better for not much. Remember, truck and heavy machinery repair shops scrap improvised anvil candidates all the time. Bull dozers are made of anvils. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Using the tpaaat method I have been able to buy three used anvils for a grand total of $700. One is a 45 lb trunkated columbian, another is a 130 lb columbian, and a 125 lb soderfors anvil.

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The prices I’ve bought  in eastern Oklahoma so far are $300 for a 170# Trenton, $100 for a 105# William foster, $200 for a 124# Peter Wright, $200 for a 94# Peter Wright and $100 for a 76# that I haven’t been able to identify yet. 

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Searching for anvils can be fun. Start using Thomas's method. While your using that one, visit antique stores, flea markets, auctions, craigs list, market place. I watched an anvil for a year at an antique store before I made an offer, they didnt take my offer but I didn't pay what they were asking and it went home with me. Takes some patience.

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1 hour ago, TWISTEDWILLOW said:

Longbow hunter, we’re your people is down here? 

Twistedwillow: Where do you live really? I don't recognize the dialect of English. I've known lots of Okies and that doesn't ring a bell.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Lol that’s not the local dialect Frosty that’s just me being me 

I live in peavine which isn’t actually a town there’s nothing here but a little country school and my junky repair shop,

the closest small town is Stilwell Oklahoma to my south a few miles, 

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Haha, no hes a long time family friend. We use to go to deer camp every year at his place, one of the places that made me love easyern OK so much. Now im in wide open KS, lol. He was a cop and deputy for years in Vian and Gore. Last i heard he was a tribal cop now, but heck he may have since retired. 

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