Photo provided by Jesse W.
This anvil has features found on ancient anvils of the region as well as modern features.
The sloped far side of the anvil (toward the viewer) results in a working corner with an angle much greater than 90 degrees and much more resistant to damage such as is common on sharp right angle corners.
This makes the edge good and heavy for working over.
The side clip results in an accute angle.
So this anvil has 90°, ~120°, 60°, corners and the rounded variable radius horn.
Simple wide ranging and efficient.
- Weight : 476 pounds (216 kg)
- Marks : "JG216" (the weight)
Two decorative keys in a X patern on the opposite side.
LEFT: 1912 German double horn with side clip and sloped edge.
Detail from Gill Fahrenwald 2006 Military Blacksmiths Calendar, September.
Note two handed hammer leaning against anvil.
Full Photo September 2006.
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