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Shady Grove Blacksmith Shop, LLC

Grand Island, Nebraska
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Ernst Refflinghaus Anvils

The anvil by which all other anvils are measured!

Manufactured in Ennepetal-Milspe, Germany

http://www.ernst-refflinghaus.de/index.html

Features:
  • 150-year old Design, proven over time (Quality anvils since 1886)
  • Main Face/Horns Guaranteed to be at least HRC 59 (difficult to file)
  • Highest Rebound in the market at over 90%
  • Chip resistant edges
  • Extremely Tough Steel Throughout
  • Consistent Quality
  • Very Thick steel under hardy and pritchel holes. Hardy hole next to round horn (normally handiest and safest)
  • Fine Finish on Face and Horns. Flat bottoms.

Ernst Refflinghaus Anvil

Heavy duty fabricated metal Stands are available for all styles and sizes up through 550 lb.


See Customers’ Anvils and Stands

Call home/shop 308-384-1088, cell 402-990-0230, cabin 402-497-2230 or e-mail dick.nietfeld@gmail.com to confirm current prices, styles, sizes in stock, delivery times, and/or freight quotes.

Prices FOB Grand Island, Nebraska (Central USA)

For the USA market, upper surface of horns are polished and not painted as shown in pictures below.

Ernst Refflinghaus is not making as many anvils as they did a few years ago. I receive anvils every few months, but not enough to fill the demand. If interested in a Refflinghaus Anvil, send me an email and check back periodically. If I don’t have the anvil you want and know one will be in the next shipment, I’ll take a $500 down payment and hold it for you.


Refflinghaus Anvil Styles and Prices

Anvil No. 58

Anvil No. 58

#58 anvils side small

Description

Much desired useable smooth transition between the main face and round horn. True original design which was made as early as the year 1825, and possibly earlier.

The #58 & #57 anvil have evolved over time to be the most desired anvil design, and along with the London pattern anvil they are found in use more than any other style.

Typically the #58 anvil used with the round horn to the left (offhand side) as the smith stands by the anvil. The side shelf and upsetting block are therefore on the far side of the anvil. Can be used by both right and left handed smiths.

#58 has a side shelf used similar as a heel on a London Pattern anvil, but is often used as a support for the iron being forged, particularly when forge welding. Helps keeps the forging from falling off the anvil.

Makes a wide anvil out of a narrow anvil. Narrow is generally preferred for ornamental work.

Pricing
Anvil Weight Pounds Face Width Inches Total Length Inches Height Inches Foot Length Inches Hardy Hole Inches Pritchel Hole Inches #58 Price
220 5 29 10 1/2 11 1 + 5/8 $2,100
275 4 1/4 33 3/4 12 3/4 14 1 + 5/8 $2,650
330 5 1/4 32 12 13 1 + 3/4 $3,200
460 5 40 1/2 14 1/2 16 1 + 3/4 $4,200

Anvil No. 56a

Description
Just like the #58, but without upsetting block. As these anvils are low in height an upsetting block is not practical. Includes the side shelf.
Pricing
Anvil Weight Pounds Face Width Inches Total Length Inches Height Inches Foot Length Inches Hardy Hole Inches Pritchel Hole Inches #56 Price
110 4 1/4 23 8 3/4 9 1/4 1 + 5/8 $1,200
165 5 25 9 1/2 10 1 + 5/8 $1,625

Anvil No. 57

Description

No side shelf

Often used by left handed smiths, or if the smith likes the round horn to the right as the smith stands at the anvil.

Includes upsetting block which would be on the far side with the horn on the left hand side, or on the near side when round horns are on the right hand side.

#57 & #58 has a horn that is flat from the main face to about 1/3 the way to the tip of the horn. This flat forms a triangle and is a favorite area for forging (flat in the middle and big round on the edges).

Much desired useable smooth transition between the main face and round horn.

Pricing
Anvil Weight Pounds Face Width Inches Total Length Inches Height Inches Foot Length Inches Hardy Hole Inches Pritchel Hole Inches #57 Price
210 5 29 10 1/2 11 1 + 5/8 $1,850
275 4 1/4 33 1/2 13 14 1 + 5/8 $2,300
330 5 1/4 32 12 13 3/4 1 + 3/4 $2,750
460 5 40 1/2 14 1/2 16 1/2 1 + 3/4 $3,650

Anvil No. 56

Description

Just like the # 57, but without upsetting block

77 lb. is Typical European Portable Farrier Anvil

Pricing
Anvil Weight Pounds Face Width Inches Total Length Inches Height Inches Foot Length Inches Hardy Hole Inches Pritchel Hole Inches #56 Price $
77 4 19 5/8 7 1/8 8 1 + 1/2 $700
110 4.5 23 8 3/4 9 1/4 1+ 5/8 $1,000
165 4 7/8 26 9 1/2 10 1 + 5/8 $1,450

Anvil No. 9

North German Pattern No. 9 Anvil

Description

This round horn is called an “inset” horn as if a cone was stuck on the end, but as are all Refflinghaus anvils they are all cast in one piece.

#9 has a horn that is more round all the way from the main face to the tip. Good for drawing out and forming curves to the horn surface. There are two square corners on the round horn side of the face.

No smooth transition from main face to round horn, but again, it has 2 square corners next to the round horn.

Pricing
Anvil Weight Pounds Face Width Inches Face Length Inches Total Length Height Inches Foot Length Inches Hardy Hole Inches Pritchel Hole Inches #9 Price With side shelf
380 5 3/4 15 3/4 36 1/2 12 1/2 15 1/4 1+ 3/4 $3,200 -
550 6 1/2 17 1/2 39 1/2 14 1/2 16 1/2 1+ 7/8 $4,700 $5,300
660 7 19 42 1/2 16 18 1+ 7/8 $5,500 $6,500*
Anvils heavier than 660 pounds are no longer produced.

1050 lb. #9 anvil with side shelf is for sale by David Wilcoxen. The anvil is new and unused and he wants the price he paid plus freight. Contact me for David’s phone #.

Hornless Anvil

Hornless Anvil

Description

Knife makers/Sawyers Hornless Anvil

Pricing
Anvil Weight Pounds Face Width Inches Face Length Inches Total Length Height Inches Foot Length Inches Hardy Hole Inches Pritchel Hole Inches Hornless Price
275 6 3/8 10 3/8 N/A 13 15 N/A N/A $2,300

Anvil Accessories

Wobble free ANVIL STANDS - Fabricated

Anvil Stand

Description

No wobble, three legged, anvil stands sit very solid on an uneven floor. Anvil stands are sized for 165, 220, 275, 330, 460, 550 lb. anvils. Prices are $650.00 for all but the 460 and 550 lb. anvil stand which are $700.00. They weigh between 100 and 140 lb. each. The anvil base sized to fit the anvil is 1 1/4 inch plate and includes integrated bending forks. The legs are 2 inch by 4 inch 1/4 inch iron. They are designed to make the anvil 32 inches high. Blocks can be placed under the feet to make them taller. Custom height anvil stands can be made for an additional $100.00 and additional wait time. Anvils bolt solidly to the stand making a very solid integral unit, which has the effect of increasing the weight of the anvil. The easy to use fastening system and the flat bottom of the anvils also eliminates the anvil ring. The included tool holder can be used for hammers, tongs, or hardie tools. Stands are designed to be bolted to a concrete or wood floor or pegged into dirt, if desired.


  • Refflinghaus Anvils originate in kilograms and millimeters. The conversion from the metric to the imperial system and manufacturing variables result in the approximate sizes and weights indicated. Variations of up to 5% in sizes and weights can be expected.
  • Hardy holes are finish punched by hand, and could be over or under-sized. They taper slightly, and are relatively smooth inside. Pritchel holes are drilled.
  • *Unlike most new cast anvils made today, Refflinghaus Anvil face hardness compares to the best of the older wrought iron anvils that had a forge welded & water hardened face plate of hot rolled high carbon steel, yet without the potential problem of having the plate come loose.
  • **Refflinghaus Anvils are cast and made of a proprietary high grade steel known for its toughness and hardening properties. For good information on casting steel compared to steel forging see: https://www.sfsa.org/castingsvforgings.php
Below is a picture of a large Ernst Refflinghaus #58 Anvil being heat treated in the same coal forge used since 1876. Note the use of bars and chains to manipulate the anvil by hand.

Heated Anvil