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Premium cast steel 45kg anvil in 6150 Carbon steel, good for making knives and light blacksmithing work. Easy to move around.
These are Nordic Edge branded anvils that are a taller and thinner model than the standard stocky anvils, in a better steel alloy that hardens deeper.
A cost effective way into blacksmithing:
These are cast and hardened and are flat and hard, but will need to be dressed for best results.
Dressing the anvil is done by rounding the edges using a flap wheel on an angle grinder, or hand files. And the round horn ground nice and even to remove cast marks and the black paint. This dressing makes the anvil more useful, as forging with the sharp corners tend to pinch the steel and create cracks.
6150 is a medium-carbon spring steel not unlike 5160 but with added manganese and chromium, tough enough to be used for knife blades and even machined parts like gears. As a testament to it's choice for premium anvils is that Master Blacksmith Uri Hofi cast his brand of Hofi Anvils - as well as his famous Hofi Ergonomic Hammers - in 6150 steel with Angele in Germany.
6150 has a typical chemistry of Carbon 0.50%, Manganese 0.80%, Silicon 0.30%, Chromium 1.00%, Vanadium 0.15%. The main features making 6150 so attractive for anvils is not high HRC but toughness, wearability and the ability to harden deeper than for instance 1050 steel.