These 20kg to 75kg anvils are produced by Kanca in Turkey from tough drop forged CF45 Carbon Steel and then induction hardened and surface planed.
We had these anvils independently hardness tested and the test results showed an average inferred hardness of 59HRC on the edges and faces.
They have been part of our teaching studio setup since 2015 and even after the pounding given by hundreds of beginner students, their faces are still in great condition.
Eastern Europe has been producing anvils for a very long time and the Polish Perun anvils are well designed and produced with attention to detail. These anvils are made from a specially developed alloy steel containing Mn, Mo, Si, Cr, Ni resulting in anvils with a smooth surface on which workpieces easily slide, reducing fatigue (the faces of steel anvils without any alloy additions become rough over time). All anvils are cast in one piece (no welding) and every casting is checked for possible defects such a cracks and cavities before they are heat treated and machined. All anvils are checked after hardening and re-hardened if required. They are hardest in the middle with hardness decreasing towards the ends and edges to protect them from chipping and breaking over time. Perun anvils have a heavy and uniquely curved base which is very stable and a completely flat milled bottom which transfers the energy really well while muffling bothersome sounds during forging. The special shape of the slim horn allows for complex but precise work such as bending material at any angle or making rings with a regular diameter. The curved end of the anvils allow for easy removal of hardy tools and all bases have upsetting blocks. We had the anvils independently tested for hardness and test results show an average inferred hardness of 57HRC on the edges and faces. We offer 3 different models with the 2 horn anvil having a longer face than in most one-horn anvils of the same weight, this allows to work with longer steel stock when needed. The Perun Swiss style anvil has one horn and a number of unique features well suited for artistic blacksmithing.
These anvils are often described as the Rolls Royce of anvils and are produced from the toughest steel throughout with the face and horns guaranteed to be at least 59HRC and chip resistant edges. They are produced according to a 150-year old design and have the highest rebound (over 90%) in the market. Produced in our preferred South German style, all anvils have a wide face which transitions into a round or square horn at either end. Each anvil has a round (pritchel) hole and a square (hardy) hole located to the side of the main face and the steel under the holes is very thick.
How long have you been looking for that small drop forged studio/utility vice that not only holds your steel in an iron grip but also has a small face and horn for forging? Well you need wait no longer!