Buying Anvils – It’s Easier Than You Think

In this video, I talk about what I look for when I’m buying anvils.

Did you know you can get a great anvil for less than $300?

Try to avoid Craigslist and eBay when it comes to buying anvils. You might get taken for a ride.

It’s a much better policy to shop at blacksmith suppliers that have been selling anvils for decades.

Their prices are better because they have to respond to supply and demand. They also have to compete with the other anvil retailers.

Here are my top choices for anvil retailers:

  • centaurforge.com – If you’ve taken my online course or been to a class at my shop, you’ve heard me talk about these guys. Amazing customer service and great shipping rates ($14 flat rate up to 150 pounds).
  • piehtoolco.com – Excellent family-owned business with good selection and customer service.
  • blacksmithsdepot.com – The North Carolina classic. Kayne & Sons has been offering a huge selection of blacksmithing equipment for a long, long time.

Note: If you’re looking for old anvils with some history, I recommend going old school with it. Check out auctions, flea markets, and swap meets especially in Amish Country.

Happy Anvil Hunting!

The DIY Blacksmithing Course

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The DIY Blacksmithing Course

If you’d like a more organized, easy to follow, step-by-step plan for getting started, we built it for you.

Taught by a professional, full-time blacksmith, the DIY Blacksmithing Course covers everything:

  • Anvil Anatomy
  • Anvil Stands
  • Rockwell Hardness
  • Buying Anvils
  • Forges
  • Gas vs. Coal
  • Buying vs. Building Forges
  • Forging Temp and Color
  • Forgemaster Forges
  • Majestic Forges
  • Lighting Forges
  • Fire Pokers
  • Shop Safety
  • Hammer Types
  • Cross Peens
  • Hammer Techniques
  • Tong Basics
  • Tong Techniques
  • Buying vs. Making Tongs
  • Mild steel vs. High Carbon
  • Buying Hammers
  • Spark Test
  • Finishing Steel
  • Buying Metal
  • Drawing Out
  • Scrolling
  • Quenching
  • Bending
  • Twisting
  • Upsetting
  • Knife Making
  • Annealing
  • Thinning the Blade
  • Notching
  • Beveling
  • Straightening
  • Hardening
  • Tempering
  • Profiling
  • Sharpening
  • Basic Costs
  • Creating Your Workspace

…And More.

How much does it cost?

The Gold Package with 55 Lessons including everything listed above taught by Terran Marks, the blacksmith who runs Brown County Forge, costs $97 for Lifetime Access.

Want to Learn How to Blacksmith?

Here’s your chance! >>> DIYBlacksmithing.com

Flipping Anvils

Flipping Anvils at Brown County Forge

Why would you want to flip an anvil over? In this video, Terran talks about how to use all parts of the anvil to forge ironwork.

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How Much Does Blacksmithing Cost?

How Much Does Blacksmithing Cost?

In this YouTube video, Terran talks about the equipment costs involved in blacksmithing. From anvils and forges to hammers and tongs, this introduction will give you some ideas about what to expect.

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Knife Making Classes Video

Knife Making Classes at Brown County Forge

In this video, you will get a feel for what taking a knife making class at Brown County Forge is like.

If you’re interested in signing up for a class, take a look at the Classes Page.

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