June 30th, 2015, 05:14 AM
Join Date: Jun 2015
Do a google search for blacksmith associations in Virginia, Virginia blacksmith forum, VA forge council etc... I'm sure VA has an association. They more than likely put out a membership magazine which will have for sale items. In Mississippi we have the Mississippi Market Bulletin which is state wide and comes out once a month, does VA have anything similar? Rural, farm estate sales, etc... For years the rule of thumb was $1.00 a pound, now it is closer to $2.00-2.50, or more. My two everyday work anvils are 514 and 270. One came from a sawmill (it's a saw makers anvil) and the 270 I can't remember where. I did have a 1000 pound one, but sold it on ebay cause it took up so much room in the shop. But it was great for straightening long bars and long sword blades. I'm gonna try to put on a picture of my 1907 Little Giant power hammer, the older I get the more I love it!