Atlas Anvil – 65 lbs for Knifemakers


Material: AISI 4140 steel
Weight: 64-66 lbs.
Hardness: HRC 58
Size: 4″ x 8″(face) x 9″ tall
Hardy: 1″
Pritchell: none
Base: 5″ x 9″ x 1″ thick
Bevels: 4″ x ½” radius pre-ground

Availability: 359 in stock

SKU: 61-4114-WE99 Category: Tag:

The Atlas Anvil is a cast steel, hardened anvil of 4140 alloy built exclusively for bladesmiths in the style of a modified sawyers anvil. The horn and heel are removed, and all the mass is put under the hammer with a small bevel, large bevel, and a 2″ radius around the hardy hole. The anvils are painted with black paint to prevent rust, but the coating can be easily removed.

Hornless anvils, such as the Atlas anvil, are popular among knifemakers due to their compact size and portable nature. They have higher mass-to-face ratio, a flat top surface, a hardy hole for tool attachments, and a radius edge for shaping and drawing out metal. They are also versatile and can be used for a range of metalworking tasks.

4140 is a high-strength alloy steel commonly used for making anvils. It is preferred due to its toughness, durability, heat-treatability, availability, and cost-effectiveness. It has been heat-treated to increase its hardness and wear resistance, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications such as anvils.

The most recent iteration of the Atlas Anvil does indeed have a mini swage on the base with round, square, and hex shapes. This can be a useful feature for knifemakers and other metalworkers who need to create specific shapes or angles in their work.

The flat base allows easy clamping to our anvil stands, for a rock solid mounting, yet quickly removable for easy use of the swages.

Weight 69 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 5.5 in

4 reviews for Atlas Anvil – 65 lbs for Knifemakers

  1. BlacksmithQ (verified owner)

    I bought this for my son as his first anvil specifically for knife making, It is a well-made anvil. It may seem small but it is very effective and efficient as it is all waist so the sweet spot is the entire face of the anvil. It is perfect for what it is made for and performs very well. I mounted this on a maple stump. It is solid., does not move and provides the striking force of a much larger (in weight anvil). This is an excellent tool. Check it out. I recommend it.

  2. Mike summers (verified owner)

    Excellent,! Delivery was an issue but usps finally came thru. Charles was excellent to work with. I wire brushed it and painted it black. Made a 3 leg stand and mounted it with silicone & bolts. Looks pro! Used it yesterday on a little tomahawk.

  3. Jacob

    Fantastic anvil and agreed with blacksmithQ above. This thing hits well above its weight class due to the design. Going from cast iron to this feels great. Had my first accidental miss on a strike and the hammer damn near brushed my nose on the rebound.

  4. George Kuzmickus (verified owner)

    Absolutely love it, works great, showed up fast!Glad I finally moved up from my old ASO.

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