Here’s the news we have all been waiting for! We will be opening up for our meet up this coming April 10th!BUT, we are only going to be opening on a limited basis for the next couple of months till this pandemic is under better control. So here is what we are going to do.
1. Limited amount of people. There will be only family groups or pandemic pods at each forge/anvil. Jim Kirby and I will set that up the day before. 7 forges available but 2 are taken. You will to RSVP here to reserve a space.
2. Masks are required when away from your “pod”.
3. Please observe social distancing when talking with others.
4. Any tools used from here are to be placed on a provided table at the end for cleaning, I’ll do that later.
5. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be provided. We have made it this far folks! We can get through the next 5-6 months and we can FULLY open if we take care of each other.
As of this writing there is still four slots available for this Saturday.
411 pound North German style double horn with upsetting block. Made by Kohlswa of Sweden in the B38 pattern. Excellent rebound with a smooth face. Has a few chips on the edges and on face. See pictures.
392 pound South German style double horn with upsetting block. Made by S&S, Sichelschmidt und Schlasse in 1953. S&S anvils are made from cast steel and are of very high quality much like some cast steel Swedish anvils out there. This anvil has excellent rebound with a near mirror smooth face. Edges have some minor chips. Marked 178kgs. See pictures.
605 pound North German style double horn. This anvil has excellent rebound with a near glass smooth face. The edges do have some chips. This anvil have some repairs in the past with nickel rod. The repaired areas do appear to be done professionally and have held up very well. The feet under the horn have been shaved off a little bit with a cutting torch in the past, I imagine so it would fit a certain anvil stand. See pictures. No manufactures stamps that I could find. It appears this could be a cast steel anvil much like a S&S or a Swedish made anvil.
339 pound North German style double horn with upsetting block. This anvil has excellent rebound with near perfect edges that only have a couple of minor chips. Face does have some micro pitting. See pictures. Face is near dead flat. No manufacture stamps that I could find.
570 Pound Belgian Style Double Horn w/Upsetting BlockThis large cast steel anvil has excellent rebound with few nicks and torch marks to the edges. Both horns are in excellent shape. Face has hammer marks from over 100 years of use. See pictures.
341 pound North German style double horn with upsetting block. Made by Holthaus in 1927. Excellent rebound. Edges have a few chips and the face has minor pitting. Anvil has excellent rebound. Heel has a torch mark, see pictures.
462 pound South German style single horn with upsetting block. Excellent rebound with very few chips on the edges. Face has minor marks and is otherwise smooth as is the horn. Anvil has excellent rebound. See the pictures. No manufactures stamp that I could find. Just the 213 kgs stamp on the upsetting block.