flaming anvil trademark logo copyright (c) 1998 Patrick J. Dempsey
     HOME!   |   STORE   |   Getting Started in Blacksmithing    
   Guru's Den   
   Slack-Tub Pub II   
   Tailgate Sales   
   iForge How-To    
   Health and Safety   
   Book Reviews    
   eBooks On-line   
   Anvil Gallery   
   Vice Gallery   
   Story Page   
   AnvilCAM - II   
  Touchmark Reg.  
   Power Hammers   
   What's New   
Comic of the Week
   Daily Comics   
Daily Metalworking Comics!
   Webring Nexus   
   Our Sponsors   

Tell them you found it on!

International Ceramics Products

Blacksmithing and metalworking questions answered.

Anvils in America, THE book about anvils Anvil Gallery

Tres Bigornia Catalan - Anvils

Bigornia Catalan - Anvil Side Bigornia Catalan - Anvil Bottom

Three Catalan (Spanish) Anvils.

Photos provided by Stefaan Meeus - Belgium.

From the Barcelona "Forja Viva" blacksmiths gathering. Apart from being a great get-together of blacksmiths, they also seem to have a peculiar type of anvil, so I took a few pic's.

- Stefaan

Dos Bigornia Catalan - Anvils The Catalan anvils look somewhat like the French/Spanish/Italian style anvils (broad face compared to its height) without feet but with a "tail" (stake) instead to fix them into a wooden block. The smallest one looked like 30 kg range, but the biggest (anvil nbr. 4, from 1924, in Guillermina Morales's workshop; Guille was the driving force behind this event) weighs 200 kg. The last one weighs 97 kg. At least one anvil looked cast, a few of the others seemed to have a welded face and looked forged (like the last one). The most peculiar feature is the offset square horn (seen on all local anvils except the 200 kg and a smaller one). Some anvils features a round an a square hole, others only a round hole. I only saw a dog hole on the square horn side.

Figure 1 from Southwestern Colonia Ironwork, Bigornia, Bigorneta, Bigornia de Banco, Yunque Illustration from Southwestern Colonial Ironwork by Marc Simmons and Frank Turley.
Bigornia, Bigorneta, Bigornia de Banco, Yunque

Cover icon Southwestern Colonial Ironwork

Southwestern Colonial Ironwork
The spanish blacksmithing tradition from Texas to California. By Marc Simmons and Frank Turley

Small Catalan Stake Anvil Small Catalan Anvil
From the Frank Turley Collection.

Donated Anvil Collection Return to Misc and Donated Anvils Index
Misc and Donated anvil images

Anvil collection images Anvil Collections Gallery Index
Return to the Anvil Gallery index.

Page Counter Anvils Counter General Site Counter Copyright © 2010