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Forge a great collection with a blacksmith anvil

If you're keen for a blast from the past, then antiques are ideal for you. Get a feel for the life of a blacksmith with genuine iron anvils, used to for all sorts of metal work. Or try and forge for yourself with additional blacksmith tools, like hammers, tongs, and chisels. Whether you're looking to start a new hobby or searching for the perfect antique to add to your growing collection, you're sure to find some antique tools and hardware to your liking, right here on eBay.

Striking anvils

Every blacksmith's workshop reflects their personality, which means no two antiques are exactly the same. From cast iron to forged steel, hardened horns to clips, an entire toolkit to an individual anvil, there's one thing guaranteed, and that's the history behind each purchase.

Antique anvils often have different purposes and take you back in time. Even the materials with which they're made can act as a timeline, from the first basic stone models to bronze, wrought iron, and now, the more popular, steel-faced options. The diversity of a blacksmith's tools knows no bounds. With a regular toolkit came the manufacture of horseshoes, cutlery, barrels, chains, armour, and even the body of a coach.

Getting a feel for the time and effort involved in metalwork can help understand the importance of blacksmiths, both in the past and the present. Items we use as everyday objects were once forged by blacksmiths with different purposes.

These anvils are great as collectors' items but may not be ideal for use as they're antique items. Find different shapes for different uses, from Y-shaped anvils, T-shaped models, and small blocks for forging.

No matter the style of anvil you're looking for, you're sure to find the ideal model to complete your collection here on eBay.

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