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Jeff0278

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https://www.anvilbrand.com/AB-Legend-120-Lb.-Anvil-JHM-Anvils-P820.aspx
http://www.centaurforge.com/Emerson-150-lb-Traditional-Anvil/productinfo/EMERSON150/
Good day to all! Which of the anvils would be the better of the two? Thanks Jeff .
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The links didn't work, but google did.  The anvil brand one says it's "ductile" iron.  Basically is cast iron.  Since it doesn't have a tool steel top it's going to be soft.  It might be acceptable for a farrier, but for heavier forge work it would be inadequate.

The Emerson is 4140, a good quality tool steel.  It should have a good rebound and give good service for a lifetime and then some.

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Kinda what I was thinking, thanks for your reply.
This will be a BIG step up from my current anvil, RR Rail......

Thanks again!!!
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Hank Rearden

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I fixed the links.
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I own a TFS 100 lb blacksmith anvil made from ductile iron. It is not the same as grey cast iron. DI has been treated with magnesium which causes the graphite to spheroidize and this dramatically improves ductility. Alloys are added to improve strength and depth of hardening. The TFS anvils face has been Q &T'd to 52-56 Rc and after 5 years of use has very little surface scarring. And they ring like a bell!
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