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 What is your Dream Anvil?
 Amitage "Mousehole" 1 4%
 Fisher Norris 5 21%
 Hay Budden 2 8%
 N.C Tool 1 4%
 Peddinghaus 1 4%
 Refflinghaus 2 8%
 Sodderfor "Paragon" 2 8%
 Star 2 8%
 Trenton 1 4%
 Vulcan 1 4%
 Wright "Henry" 1 4%
 Wright "Peter" 3 13%
 Other Describe below Thanks 1 4%
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Hank Rearden

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Everyone who has an anvil has it for a reason. I'm curious if the genie granted the wish that you could have any anvil you wanted; What anvil would you choose? Post a comment below why you picked the answer you did.
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At this point, I just want the genie to bring my anything!!
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When I first started looking for an anvil I thought the Fisher was a second tier anvil.  I was a little dissapointed when I followed the leed and saw the eagle.  But after working on it, no finer anvil could I have found.  If you've seen my video's you'll notice how quiet it is.  It has rebound that will hurt you if you're not careful and it really moves the metal.
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I picked up my first anvil off of Ebay, an early fisher anvil. When I went to pick it up the seller was a no show. Then they had one of their kids drop it off at my. That's when I saw what wasn't disclosed in the pictures or description. The body was pitted under the face plate. Over all it's still a good anvil. I wanted an anvil pretty bad so I excepted it as is. Seller was still a bum in my book for being deceitful.

I did pick up a Soderfor Paragon by placing an ad on craigslist. The man was retired and closing his diesel shop. 203lbs of steel bliss. Looks like a few spots got kissed by a grinder at best. Keep your eyes open they will turn up.

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This is such a TOUGH question because there are quite a few wonderful anvils. Hay Budden are my favorite but I think if the genie gave me one wish for an anvil I would probably wish for a Nimba. It would be a tough choice because I can think of all the other wonderful anvils that I would want.
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I voted for Star because I like mine. It is pretty quiet and very solid. I'd like to have the biggest one I they ever made. Although there is a seller on ebay from Autria that always has some really cool looking old church window anvils that I'm always drawn too, I'd just be afraid to work them.
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I voted for Star because I like mine. It is pretty quiet and very solid. I'd like to have the biggest one I they ever made. Although there is a seller on ebay from Autria that always has some really cool looking old church window anvils that I'm always drawn too, I'd just be afraid to work them.


I understand your feeling about working on the Austrian anvils with the deep church windows. Some of them look too majestic to hammer hot steel on. I have this one and since I got it it has become the anvil I use the most but I treat it with the reverence that it deserves. JEBprincess.jpg  JEBshop.jpg

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How nice is that! They are works of art all by themselves. I would use it as a place to set my keys when I walked in the front door. But, my wife probably wouldn't allow it. Maybe. I think. Who knows she might.  
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I've always loved those old church window anvils too.  But the question was, "what anvil would you want to work on?".  I've worked on several different, from a Kohlswa to a Mousehole (RR track too, but that don't count).  The Mousehole was kinda soft compared to the others.  The Kohlswa was like working on a church bell. 

I keep a ball bearing for testing.

My 200lb Fisher has close to a 90% rebound.  Noise level- low.
The Kohlswa had around 80-85% rebound.  Noise level - my ears are still ringing.
The Mousehole was around 70-75% rebound.  Noise level- Fair.
For laughs, both the RR track and my post anvil (made from forklift forks) have around 50% rebound.  RR track- noisy.  Post anvil - fair.

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I understand your feeling about working on the Austrian anvils with the deep church windows. Some of them look too majestic to hammer hot steel on. I have this one and since I got it it has become the anvil I use the most but I treat it with the reverence that it deserves.   


That is a very cool anvil. No telling what all has been made on that thing. 

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