Here is an 8 pound Italian “pig” anvil in progress. For those not familiar with this style of anvil, these “pigs” or anvils with feet were (and are) quite prominent in Italy and France.
Forged from 4140, this is a one piece forging. Only the heaviest pre-forming and isolation work was done on the power hammer. The bulk of the work was done by hand-striker and director. I could not have asked for a better striker than @billscherrerforgeworks . It’s always a pleasure to work with someone you can bounce ideas off of and have fun with. It really adds to the enjoyment of the process. This was a fun challenge to forge and called for some new processes to try out.
Still need to stamp my touchmark, heat treat, and temper. Hope to finish it up soon. Finished pics to come. The last pic is roughly what it started life as; 3” square by 4” long 4140. It lost some weight from trimming, scale and grinding. #toolporn#anvil#blacksmithing#blacksmith#forge#handmade