Photo provided by Perun, Poland
This anvil was designed by Rolf Saladin a blacksmith living in Switzerland and the pattern made by Andrzej Słowik).
This is an unusual foundry pattern in that it is an old style split pattern.
Most modern foundries prefer boarded or boarded and boxed patterns.
An unusal feature of this pattern is the large "loose piece" supporting the hardy hole core.
Rough Unfinished Casting
The casting above has had flash trimmed but is not finished.
Finishing often includes machining the face flat, drilling pritchel holes and hand grinding the horn and other curved surfaces.
Weight: 100 kg (220 lbs)
Height: 275 mm (10-13/16")
Length: 670 mm (26-3/8")
Hardy Hole: 25 mm (~1 inch)
Pritchel Holes: 22mm, 16mm, 12mm (~7/8", 5/8" 1/2")
Split Anvil Pattern
Small two piece wood foundry pattern.
Boxed Farrier Anvil Pattern
Mold box mounted pattern seen at SOFA QuadState in 2005.
Includes definitions of foundry pattern types.
Perun Limited Production Anvil
A current production anvil from Perun