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Offline john k

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Blacksmith anvil, OUCH $$$
« on: April 16, 2017, 11:40:02 PM »
Was in an antique mall, not a very upscale one either.  Have bought tools and old stuff there often.  New booth, anvils and tools.  Six anvils, with the biggest a very nice Peter Wright, 126lbs.  Used but  by no means abused.  But the price, $1,150.   This comes out over 9 dollars per pound,  for a long time anvils were two bucks a pound.   Lately nicer ones have been creeping up past $3 a pound, especially those on the good side of 100lbs.   Thought the price was goofy,  then looked over the others, good users, 50-85lbs.  Same thing, 450 and 550.   Another smoker of them strange cigarettes?   Anyone else seeing something like this?

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Re: Blacksmith anvil, OUCH $$$
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 11:43:22 PM »
Typical around here.
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Re: Blacksmith anvil, OUCH $$$
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 09:38:54 AM »
A year ago, I found an anvil weighing about 100 lbs and he wanted 100 dollars for it.
I passed on it because of the visible crack thru it.
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Re: Blacksmith anvil, OUCH $$$
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 09:30:20 PM »
Saw this in the current Market Bulletin today.

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Re: Blacksmith anvil, OUCH $$$
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 10:04:23 PM »
Anvils bring stupid prices here too. I bought a no name 100lber a few years ago for $200 and was happy to get it at that price.
Started with nothing and still have most of it left.

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Re: Blacksmith anvil, OUCH $$$
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 10:42:16 PM »
For any serious blacksmith work a 100lb. is really needed.  Less than that and the anvil can bounce.  Trust me.   Most old shops had their big one in the 200-300lb. range.  When they get up to $4 or so, one can order a new one that is made in Sweden or Germany. 

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Re: Blacksmith anvil, OUCH $$$
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