The knife makers anvil are based on the ancient square or rectangular steel block known as the sawyers or saw doctors anvil. These are cast using the same moulds as BSL Anvils Australia. Made in China of 1050 steel tempered to 55- 57 hrc. The design is specifically created for the knife maker where the horn and heel are superfluous instead keeping the mass directly under the work piece not wasted on the edges. This anvil reacts to the hammer like an anvil much larger than itself. The bolt holes make it far easier to fix down to a stand or base. These are entry level priced anvils so could have minor aesthetic casting imperfections, cast from 1050 as you would expect higher end anvils to be, and are ideal for beginners through to professionals. We do not paint or fill our anvils as we have nothing to hide. As all new anvils do you may want to do some dressing of of the edges depending on your use. Postage will be made on a pallet by truck with tail lift.