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February 21, 2012

Twin bill hardy hole anvil

I posted about making the pattern for this anvil here.  It was from a design by Mark Schramm, master blacksmith and we finally got them from the foundry today.  This is how they look before Mr. Schramm spent a bit of time smoothing them out.

The anvils weigh 6 pounds, are cast steel, and hardened to RC52.  After some time on his grinders, the anvils look like this.

And here is a view of the face of the anvil.

We will be offering these for sale.  Not only are they useful to a blacksmith as the 1″ square tang will fit in a hardy hole, but handy for woodworkers, will fit in a dog hole or can be mounted on a piece of wood for an easy and convenient place to straighten hardware or a bent nail.




  1. Looks great!! That size in a stake anvil is tough to get.
    Any chance of getting a rough one? I can grind, and know what I want.
    yours Scott

    Comment by scott grandstaff — February 21, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

  2. From the top that looks like a Peddinghaus anvil.

    Comment by john — February 21, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

  3. This is a really cool product. Really useful thing to have in a shop. I have been looking for months to find an anvil in the 30 kilo range, so bigger than this, to set up a small forge. Selling them with just the horn and the face finished might allow a lower price.

    Comment by Brian Anderson — February 22, 2012 @ 3:28 am

  4. Can you ship them to Nova Scotia?

    Comment by Adam — February 22, 2012 @ 4:58 am

  5. Isn’t that you in this photo?


    Comment by Gary Roberts — February 22, 2012 @ 10:59 am

  6. Scott,
    Yes they are available rough straight from the foundry.

    Yes it does look like aPeddinghaus anvil.

    The finish work doesn’t contribute that much to the price. And stay tuned as Mark plans on building a 60-70 pound version that can both fit in a hardy hole or into a stump. That will be a fun pattern to make.

    Yes I can ship to Nova Scotia, shipping would be around $35.00

    No, I am asleep under the bench.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — February 22, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

  7. Sold the first anvil, price $225.00

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — February 29, 2012 @ 11:53 am

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