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Hello, I came across a set of forks and had to take them home. I just want to hear people’s  thoughts about using this for home made anvil, possibly a home made power hammer, or just using the material for sharp blades or axes etc… They have some writing on them too. A356401C-52F6-4E2E-9AD5-E8CB6F4F0105.thumb.jpeg.c3ca1fec8bb5da32ac1bf05a47827e83.jpeg6D7EC131-9F33-439D-8CCB-673E119354D3.thumb.jpeg.6a3ae7f8f690f340786f9046f9fd0ef3.jpegBF8002D4-F84E-4B54-A143-03EE6BDB3B4F.thumb.jpeg.637d4e9483810d386cd6f7e1c0e865eb.jpeg5141F0D6-2087-476E-9705-7A6DC0259986.thumb.jpeg.b8bc5be907e7cb50c5d5a8a4048a295b.jpegE3227870-52D6-42FF-AA57-31AA53526CFA.thumb.jpeg.9fa427a7937d6726ab7c13112026c93c.jpeg97818C0A-8468-4B6F-9DA0-241A4B9F2CEF.thumb.jpeg.f59c19e555428a17d10176a426c05f1d.jpeg

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Generally they are more of a medium carbon steel, tough rather than brittle and so spot on for an anvil; not so much for a blade.

Some friends of mine made their anvil from a 180# tine: Steel all the way down!

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That one had a nice 1.5" steel rod the forks rode on, so they included it as an improvised horn.  As I recall they spent US$25 on the welding to a track plate and then cut the leftovers and had them welded up to make another smaller anvil.

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I have an old one that was tested as 5160 and I don't know what is in the large, (180#) tine from the forklift body that had tree over a foot in diameter growing through it; after it was pushed onto the spoil pile, I found it that way about 20 years ago...ISTR a id plate saying early 1950's on it.

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