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Needed: 1 used anvil. Preferably blacksmith anvil, farriers anvil will be considered. Anyone have any ideas on contacts or sources for a used anvil? Do you have one laying around?

-- William in WI (, December 13, 2001


William, I could loan you my 3 kids. Maybe you could bang some sense into their heads. I'm not having much luck lately!

I'll ask my brother about this. He has a nice set up.

-- John in S. IN (, December 13, 2001.

Hello William,

I have seen people use a piece of railroad track. Maybe you can find a piece of it and mount it on a tree stump or something?

Sincerely, Ernest

-- (, December 18, 2001.

Another handy idea I got from a magazine . . .

Drill a small hole on the edge of your workbench, and install an old valve w/ rod into it. A mini area to bash to hearts content. You can remove at will.

-- j.r. guerra (, December 19, 2001.

I live in the central part of Texas. I also have been looking for a good heavy weight anvil. You probably already know that you can purchase anvils from collectors but they are very expensive - $500 - $1,500 ea. In years past I,ve seen a few at flee markets-trade days. Until I can find what I need I'm using an 18in section of railing from an old rail road track.

Good luck

-- Don Wood (, February 13, 2002.

I have a 85 lb. atlas farriers anvil,square corners and flat face ,the horn is perfect.I want $200 and you pay the shipping.

-- Chris Williams (, March 26, 2002.

I have used anvil for sale for $325. Not sure of brand. Wt is about 110-125 lbs. Harbor Freight Tools, Camarillo CA has a 110 lb forged steel anvil for 99.99 with free shipping. It is pictued on their web site.It has a sharp, resonant ring when struck. I am in So Texas

-- Wayne K Arnold (, July 02, 2002.

I have a anvil from england says 45 kgs on one side & 100 lbs on the other. It is in excellent condition, I have had it for 28 years. Taking offers thanks Ronnie.

-- Ronnie McCrary (, October 12, 2002.


-- HARRY EASLEY (, January 08, 2003.

We are selling off my father's blacksmithing tools. Included is an 100" anvil, and an assortment of hammers and tongs. He was a knifemaker the tools are all well used but solid. send an email for detailed list. buyer to pay shipping.

-- Mia Benson (, April 04, 2003.

we have got about 10 or12 anvils of all sizes you can call lewis foster 828 837 9089 store hours are 8 am till5pm 7days

-- stacie cannon (, April 30, 2003.

Purchasing an Avil from Habor Freight would be a waste of time and money. I have experienced using one of the China manufactured anvils sold by Habor Freight. It started to chip off and was a made of a soft metal, which gave way to the medium blows of a 2 pound hammer.The blows, from the hammer, caused the face of the anvil to become dimpled and uneven. a series of A section of 65 pound railroad rail would much better serve you purpose until you are able to locate a old anvil of an American, England or Eurropean manufacture. Have some one to cut you a point on one end of the rail and grind the heel surface flat.

-- John E. Roulanaitis,Sr (, December 28, 2003.

My elderly mother has two anvils for sale that were used by my father and grandfather in the saw hammering business. I don't know what the technical term for them is, but I would call them slab anvils. One is 10"x48"x4" and the other is 12"x48"x3". They are hard faced anvils. One we know was purchased from R Hoe as Mother has the receipt. They anvils are located in Bluefield, WV. Contact me at email if you are interested or know where we might advertise them to find a buyer.

-- Debbie VanNorman (, January 14, 2004.

I am a Distributor of all good, should reach me through my email. Thanks. chibuking

-- chbuking okafor O. (, January 24, 2004.


my grandmother has a blacksmith anvil that belonged to my grandfather that she is wanting to sale. it was probably 150-200 lbs. i am not sure of the dimensions or brand, but if you maybe interested in it, i can find out.

thanks, shawn

-- shawn mcwhorter (, February 09, 2004.

I saw a 550 lb. anvil and several smaller ones advertised on E-Bay in the past 24 hrs.

-- Gar Wood (, February 20, 2004.

Wanted used anvil for general metal working shop.

-- Terry Macmillan (, February 22, 2004.

I, too am looking for an anvil. Would like to purchase one that weighs around 100 lbs. Would prefer one that was made in England or Germany around late 1800's or early 1900's. If anyone should happen to have one for sale, you can send an e-mail with a photo and price please.

-- Mark (, May 13, 2004.

A friend of my Dad's has an old anvil, KLS, CHE Field 03-26 written on it, can anyone tell me if it is worth a nice amount? Thanks.

-- Sue Kirk (, May 16, 2004.

hi, im also looking for a general purpouse anvil for a project im working on . if anyone has a rather cheap light to medium sized anvil. i would be interested in it so plz send me an email with a pic and a price. thanx

-- giles flowitt-hill (, June 23, 2004.

I also am looking for a used anvil and any and all blacksmithing tools as I would like to get a setup going for small ornamental work, blade work preferred mid-west great lakes area for local pickup. thanks alll e-mails welcome

-- Jon (, August 07, 2004.

I am looking for a used steel anvil for a friend.. 40 to 60 pounds .. in the NEW England area...

-- Cliff Brann (, August 19, 2004.

Looking for anvil, 150-300 lbs, (tending towards the heavier side) preferable in new england area, I would prefer to pickup personally.

-- Bryce Coulombe (, August 31, 2004.

I am also looking for a 100 lb or 50 kg forged steel anvil preferably located in Nebraska, Kansas, North or South Dakota, CO, or Iowa.

-- Stan Lightner (, September 15, 2004.

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