I’ve been wanting a nice anvil for several years now, but they are very hard to find, at least around here. Every now and then I check Craigslist, and recently, saw a Mankel anvil only 15 minutes from here, so I jumped on it.
It was advertised as 125#, but when I picked it up, I knew it was less than that. Felt like about 100# when I got it off the truck. By the time I got to the gate, it felt like 300#. When I got it in the house, I was sure it was a 500 pounder. 😉
I weighed it, and it’s actually 111, which is about what the one I have now weighs. But this one is a better brand, with better heat treating, so it should perform much better.
My old one:
The new one. It’s in almost new condition.
Coming up, more guitar pics.
Edited to add some more pics of the anvil. I modified my stand. It used to be just wood, but I added a couple big chunks of steel underneath to add mass.