An anvil is a block with a hard surface on which another object is struck. The block is as massive as is practical, because the higher the inertia of the anvil, the more efficiently it causes the energy of the striking tool to be transferred to the work piece.
Specification of Anivl
This cast-iron anvil is ideal for forming metal into virtually any shape you canimagine. Its top, hardened to 45 HRC, measures 9"L x 3"W; horn measures5"L and tapers from 3"W to a smooth point. The anvil fits perfectly into theanvil stump.