Terms of the Trade: What Is an Anvil? Terms of the Trade: What Is an Anvil?

An anvil is a large metalworking tool. It has a large block made of steel or iron, a flat top, and a pointed edge, also known as the horn. Anvils are used to shape metal. Its main surface is called the face. If it has any marks on it, they will also appear on any work being done.

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