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The Greenwood Anvil Collection - Title Image with 15 blacksmiths anvils

No.5 - S & H Amboß (anvil)

South German Anvil from 1895

No. 5 Söding & Halbach, anvil marked S & H, c.1895

From the Josh Greenwood Collection.

This is a beautiful South German style anvil with a long waist supporting a high proportion of the long face. Being a forged anvil this size makes it quite rare. The collection also includes a No.1 which weighs 732 pounds (332 kg) that is the same pattern. This gives an idea of the size range and steps these anvils were made in.

South German 1895 Anvil

This anvil was made by Söding & Halbach, Hagen, West Falen, Germany. The company was established in 1783 by Yohan Casper Söding (Soeding). Söding joined with Halbach in 1860 to formS & H anvils.

  • Marks : S (circle) H, 1895, No.5
    In circle A "Forget Me Not" four petal flower.
  • Age : 1895
  • Dimensions :
    • 39" (1m) long
    • 15.25" (388mm) tall
    • 5.38" (137mm) face
    • 11" (280mm) waist
    • 14.75" x 18" (375 x 460mm) base
  • Weight : 511.5 lbs. (232 kg)
German Anvil

Graceful yet utilitarian lines combined with full functionality mark these as some of the finest forged anvils ever made.

German and Austrian Anvils

No.1 - S and H German anvil
No.1 - 733 pound S and H German Anvil
Another anvil from Söding & Halbach in the Greenwood Collection.

Soeding and Halbach anvils
South German - Söding & Halbach
In Michael Siegrist's collection photographed by Stefaan Meeus while in Germany.

The Greenwood Anvil Collection

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Rare and ancient European and Early American anvils.

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