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digger doug 09-23-2018 06:05 PM

Uhm....I have no Idea...Maybe Jenn can 'splain this ?

"1/2 of an anvil"

Looks like it was quickly & violently removed from the other half....:rolleyes:

Whitetrash 09-23-2018 06:37 PM

There are stories of union troops during the Civil war destroying anvils to cripple the confederates ability to produce any thing for the war effort. I'm not sure if it's true or not. But, it could be one possibility.

Samcord 09-23-2018 07:10 PM

That’ll buff right out!

toprecycler 09-23-2018 10:10 PM

Uhm....I have no Idea...Maybe Jenn can 'splain this ?
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I think it is more like 1/3rd of an anvil. Well worth the $45![emoji4]
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Matt Shade 09-24-2018 07:38 AM

It still has the feet so I'm guessing they just broke the back horn off. I bet its a cast iron cheapo and somebody hit it a little too hard.

Walker 09-24-2018 08:05 AM

No, it was a whole anvil that was shipped using UPS.

greywynd 09-24-2018 08:58 AM

Not sure if that would be still usable for farrier work? If so, maybe it was done to make it lighter for portability?

Brian C. 09-24-2018 01:44 PM

The story of Union troops destroying anvils has for the most part been proven untrue.

Anvils with the heel broken off are seen occasionally. I saw a 300 pound Fisher just this weekend in that condition. I have seen several smaller anvils in similar shape. Often it was caused by getting a tool stuck in the hardy hole.

As always YMMV.

digger doug 09-24-2018 07:30 PM

Glaring problem I can see is carrying it....
You would keep dropping it on your left foot....:rolleyes:

wumpus138 09-24-2018 09:59 PM

Just mate it with this one....

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