Rick’s Anvil Deserves a Dunce Cap

Leather Dunce Cap by Rick Marchand from Wildertools

Rick has had this video on his YouTube channel for awhile and I thought it would be nice to share it with all you home based knife making hobbyists. Although most love to hear that hammer rhythmically working away, sometimes the neighbours or your sleepy loved ones will not be as impressed.

Here’s how you can quiet down your late night forging sessions.

Nighty night!

-The Bladesmith’s Wife

1 thoughts on “Rick’s Anvil Deserves a Dunce Cap

  1. Rick Marchand says:

    Hi Dan,
    I still have and use the original post anvil I made 12 years ago. Unhardened 4140 steel. I’ve also used sections of railroad track. If you can find an anvil, expect to pay anywhere between 2 and 4 dollars per pound. Of course, it really depends on the condition of the work face. I also know a guy who uses a big block of granite… your aim better be good, though! Try to find a scrap metal yard nearby or put an ad on Kijiji or in the paper. You have to get creative and think outside the box.

    You found a great teacher in Tai… he is an amazing smith and my kind of strange… lol.

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