Solid Anvil Collection

Pound for pound, Texas man's anvil collection is rock solid.

Below: A set of hardie tools. Anvils are manufactured with a variety of holes, performing a variety of functions. Square-shank tools such as these fit into the Hardie hole, typically located on the top surface of the anvil. Other holes include those under the anvil’s base, or in its feet (used to maneuver the anvil during manufacture); heat sumps, located under the base and extending nearly to the top, used to help distribute heat more evenly; and the Pritchel hole, a round hole usually adjacent to the Hardie hole, used in conjunction with a punch to punch holes in hot steel, drive out nails, or bend small-diameter rods.