Jacob Elmslie
Hi. I would like to make a shout out for a small Michigan company (Holland Anvil) making cast steel, and ductile iron anvils and swages.   Someday I hope to get an anvil (though I do wonder how resilient a cast tool steel anvil is, does the grain cause much chipping at the corners? or is that entirely due to the maker and heat treat?). They make theirs from h13, and treat to RC of 52-55. I have seen bearing rebound test on their smallest anvil at over 90%!

 I just got my swage and cone and I am extremely satisfied for the money. a 50lb swage made of ductile iron, for 175 shipped? never seen such a price. Warranted its a rough casting, but with a little touch up work easily becomes worth more than what was paid. (as these guys are already seeing their work on ebay for resale prices.) support these guys if you feel so inclined and need or want a swage. 

https://www.facebook.com/hollandanvil/

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
I haven't really heard about them. Nor can I say that I know much about cast steel anvils. It probably depends on the maker. Perhaps you can be the first to review! [wink]
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Jacob Elmslie
These guys are a foundry that makes other things (I think for other companies) but are now making some anvils and swages for "fun" on the side.  So It seems like most of what they produce will be small productions with good quality and prices (about 6$ a lb for new cast anvil).


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Metalmelt
I looked at their facebook page. Looks like a good set up using lost foam and H-13 tool steel. Good hardness level, strong but shouldn't chip unless abused. Hope I can order something from them.
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Jacob Elmslie
I don't think he cast the tool anvils into foam (too much of a purist maybe), but I could be wrong. 

I want one of the 260 lb double horns someday, even though the need isn't as great as the want. Id get mine as soon though because its a spare time thing and who knows what production numbers will be like.

The swages though are kind of a rarity and great value. 
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