457 lb German knife makers anvil dated 1887

– $2,000 -457 lb German knife makers anvil dated 1887  (#9H2).   Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

457 lb German knife makers anvil - signed and dated 1886, with two hardy holes and one tooling groove, good ring and rebound.

457 lb German knife makers anvil – signed and dated 1886, with two hardy holes and one tooling groove.

457 lb German knife makers anvil dated 1887 – description.

This anvil has several outstanding features, beautifully signed and dated 1887. Remember that the double horn anvil appeared just after 1880 so this was one of the first double horns. Notice the 2 hardy holes as well as the groove for holding knife tooling. The surface is flat and the edges are good, and the anvil rings and rebounds well.

Probably someone ground the top surface down. After generations of hard use this removed saddle and restored the edges.  Leveling old anvils is common practice in Germany. It is a viable way sometimes to revamp an anvil to get more use out of it.  The depth of the groove and the flat area on the horn suggest grinding down.  There is still a lot of life in this anvil and as said it is a bargain.   Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

457 lb German knife makers anvil - signed and dated 1886, with two hardy holes and one tooling groove.

457 lb German knife makers anvil – signed and dated 1886, with two hardy holes and one tooling groove.

Side view

Here we see the Maker A. Kuhler 1887  Remsheid.   Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

457 lb German knife makers anvil - signed and dated 1886, with two hardy holes and one tooling groove.

457 lb German knife makers anvil – signed and dated 1886, with two hardy holes and one tooling groove.

Back side

There’s one gouge near the groove, and an assortment of dings and dents. The edges are intact  with some sections rolled over.   Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook