The anvil is a massive metal platform for hand forging. The anvil must be heavy in order to take a hammer blow without noticeable movement. Anvils are made of steel from 5 to 300 kg. The upper part of the platform called a face is usually hardened and always smooth. The blacksmith determines the quality of the anvil by the sound emitted by the hammer strike. If an anvil is perfect, the hammer must bounce off and the sound should be clean and sonorous. If the anvil has any cracks, then the sound is dull. A pointed end if the anvil serves for bending forgings. This part is called “a bick”. On the other end, there is a rectangular “tail”, serving for bending forgings at a right angle. Our online shop offers perfect Sealey iron anvils of various weights.