An anvil is a basic tool, in the simplest terms it is a block with a hard surface on which another object is struck. The inertia of the anvil allows the energy of the striking tool to be transferred to the work piece.
Keywordsanvil, Blacksmith, tool, tools, metal, block, blacksmithing, welding, metal workers, working iron
GalleriesBlacksmithing and Metalwork
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