Shady Grove Blacksmith Shop, LLC
Grand Island, Nebraska
USA Dealer For:
Ernst Refflinghaus Anvils
The anvil by which all other anvils are measured!
Manufactured in Ennepetal-Milspe, Germany
- 150-year old Design, proven over time (Quality anvils since 1886)
- Main Face/Horns Guaranteed to be at least HRC 59 (difficult to file)
- Highest Rebound in the market at over 90%
- Chip resistant edges
- Extremely Tough Steel Throughout
- Consistent Quality
- Very Thick steel under hardy and pritchel holes. Hardy hole next to round horn (normally handiest and safest)
- Fine Finish on Face and Horns. Flat bottoms.
Prices FOB Grand Island, Nebraska (Central USA)
For the USA market, upper surface of horns are polished and not painted as shown in pictures below.
Ernst Refflinghaus is not making many anvils. Only a few per year. If interested in a Refflinghaus Anvil and you are willing to wait, send me an email and check back periodically. I do not take orders for anvils if I do not know if and when Refflinghaus will be making a particular anvil. If I know I will receive the anvil you want, I’ll take a 20% down payment and hold one for you until I receive it . I expect some anvils in June 2023. Anvils I know are coming are priced below by the anvil. Scroll to the right if necessary to see the price. The pandemic, the Ukraine war, and the resulting increase in prices of energy, steel, and labor have had an effect on prices in Germany and therefore Refflinghaus Anvils.
Refflinghaus Anvil Styles and Prices
Anvil No. 58
Much desired useable smooth transition between the main face and round horn. True original design which was made as early as the year 1825, and possibly earlier.
The #58 & #57 anvil have evolved over time to be the most desired anvil design, and along with the London pattern anvil they are found in use more than any other style.
Typically the #58 anvil used with the round horn to the left (offhand side) as the smith stands by the anvil. The side shelf and upsetting block are therefore on the far side of the anvil. Can be used by both right and left handed smiths.
#58 has a side shelf used similar as a heel on a London Pattern anvil, but is often used as a support for the iron being forged, particularly when forge welding. Helps keeps the forging from falling off the anvil.
Makes a wide anvil out of a narrow anvil. Narrow is generally preferred for ornamental work.
|Anvil Weight Pounds||Face Width Inches||Total Length Inches||Height Inches||Foot Length Inches||Hardy Hole Inches||Pritchel Hole Inches||#58 Price|
|220||5||29||10 1/2||11||1 +||5/8||$3,375|
|275||4 1/4||33 3/4||12 3/4||14||1 +||5/8||$3,900|
|330||5 1/4||32||12||13||1 +||3/4||$NA|
|460||5||40 1/2||14 1/2||16||1 +||3/4||$4,950|
Anvil No. 56a
Just like the #58, but without upsetting block. As these anvils are low in height an upsetting block is not practical. Includes the side shelf.
|Anvil Weight Pounds||Face Width Inches||Total Length Inches||Height Inches||Foot Length Inches||Hardy Hole Inches||Pritchel Hole Inches||#56 Price|
|110||4 1/4||23||8 3/4||9 1/4||1 +||5/8||NA|
|165||5||25||9 1/2||10||1 +||5/8||NA|
Anvil No. 57 (Not generally available)
No side shelf
Often used by left handed smiths, or if the smith likes the round horn to the right as the smith stands at the anvil.
Includes upsetting block which would be on the far side with the horn on the left hand side, or on the near side when round horns are on the right hand side.
#57 & #58 has a horn that is flat from the main face to about 1/3 the way to the tip of the horn. This flat forms a triangle and is a favorite area for forging (flat in the middle and big round on the edges).
Much desired useable smooth transition between the main face and round horn.
|Anvil Weight Pounds||Face Width Inches||Total Length Inches||Height Inches||Foot Length Inches||Hardy Hole Inches||Pritchel Hole Inches||#57 Price|
|210||5||29||10 1/2||11||1 +||5/8||NA|
|275||4 1/4||33 1/2||13||14||1 +||5/8||NA|
|330||5 1/4||32||12||13 3/4||1 +||3/4||NA|
|460||5||40 1/2||14 1/2||16 1/2||1 +||3/4||NA|
Anvil No. 56
Just like the # 57, but without upsetting block
77 lb. is Typical European Portable Farrier Anvil
|Anvil Weight Pounds||Face Width Inches||Total Length Inches||Height Inches||Foot Length Inches||Hardy Hole Inches||Pritchel Hole Inches||#56 Price $|
|77||4||19 5/8||7 1/8||8||1 +||1/2||NA|
|110||4.5||23||8 3/4||9 1/4||1+||5/8||NA|
|165||4 7/8||26||9 1/2||10||1 +||5/8||NA|
Anvil No. 9
This round horn is called an “inset” horn as if a cone was stuck on the end, but as are all Refflinghaus anvils they are all cast in one piece.
#9 has a horn that is more round all the way from the main face to the tip. Good for drawing out and forming curves to the horn surface. There are two square corners on the round horn side of the face.
No smooth transition from main face to round horn, but again, it has 2 square corners next to the round horn.
|Anvil Weight Pounds||Face Width Inches||Face Length Inches||Total Length||Height Inches||Foot Length Inches||Hardy Hole Inches||Pritchel Hole Inches||#9 Price||With side shelf|
|380||5 3/4||15 3/4||36 1/2||12 1/2||15 1/4||1+||3/4||$4,675||NA|
|550||6 1/2||17 1/2||36 1/2||14 1/2||16 1/2||1+||7/8||NA||NA|
|Anvils heavier than 660 pounds are no longer produced.|
Knife makers/Sawyers Hornless Anvil
|Anvil Weight Pounds||Face Width Inches||Face Length Inches||Total Length||Height Inches||Foot Length Inches||Hardy Hole Inches||Pritchel Hole Inches||Hornless Price|
|275||6 3/8||10 3/8||N/A||13||15||N/A||N/A||$2,600|
Wobble free ANVIL STANDS - Fabricated
I have a few and when they are gone, they will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE.
No wobble, three legged, anvil stands sit very solid on an uneven floor. Anvil stands are sized for 165, 220, 275, 330, 460, 550 lb. anvils. Prices are $700.00 for all but the 460 and 550 lb. anvil stand which are $800.00. They weigh between 100 and 150 lb. each. The anvil base sized to fit the anvil is 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch plate and includes integrated bending forks. The legs are 2 inch by 4 inch 1/4 inch iron or 4 inch by 4 inch. They are designed to make the anvil 32 inches high. Blocks can be placed under the feet to make them taller. Custom height anvil stands can be made for an additional $150.00 and additional wait time. Anvils bolt solidly to the stand making a very solid integral unit, which has the effect of increasing the weight of the anvil. The easy to use fastening system and the flat bottom of the anvils also eliminates the anvil ring. The included tool holder can be used for hammers, tongs, or hardy tools. Stands are designed to be bolted to a concrete or wood floor or pegged into dirt, if desired.
- Refflinghaus Anvils originate in kilograms and millimeters. The conversion from the metric to the imperial system and manufacturing variables result in the approximate sizes and weights indicated. Variations of up to 10% in sizes and weights can be expected.
- Hardy holes are finish punched by hand, and could be over or under-sized. They taper slightly, and are relatively smooth inside. Pritchel holes are drilled.
- *Unlike most new cast anvils made today, Refflinghaus Anvil face hardness compares to the best of the older wrought iron anvils that had a forge welded & water hardened face plate of hot rolled high carbon steel, yet without the potential problem of having the plate come loose.
- **Refflinghaus Anvils are cast and made of a proprietary high grade steel known for its toughness and hardening properties. For good information on casting steel compared to steel forging see: https://www.sfsa.org/castingsvforgings.php