Where can i buy an anvil for forging?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by KnifeLife, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. KnifeLife

    KnifeLife New Member

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    Ive looked everywhere i cant find one.
     
  2. rocshaman

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  3. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Check out farm supply and tack shops. Farrier supply companies as well.
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Google blacksmith anvil. Amazon has them.
     
  5. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    Craigslist . I got a 55lb blacksmith anvil for an old telescope I didnt use anymore.
     
  6. Eturnsdale

    Eturnsdale New Member

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    They are all over the place depending on where ya live.

    Fleamarkets, tack auctions, etc etc.

    In the interum, if you are wanting a low cost start,,, My first anvil was a steel I-beam, and my second was a section of railroad track.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep- Railroad rail comes in different weights. Got an 18" length of the heavy stuff, bored a hole in the top for a pritchel, and one to hold a hardy, used a torch to cut out the web of the rail under one end to make a horn- and have used it for years.
     
  8. Eturnsdale

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    For about the first two years when I taught myself to do it I never used a hearty or a horn. By the time I thought I needed them Id bought an anvil.

    The Ibeam worked pretty well. Welded some strap iron on the sides to reinforce it, then ran some hard face over the top, a little work with a grinder and it worked really well.