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I realised this almost straight away, and started doing research on different types of anvils.At the time (1999) the only Australian manufacturer had just shut down, and the only imported model available was the excellent, but expensive Peddinghaus.Like his Greek counterpart, Hephaestus, Vulcan was a blacksmith who forged swords, spears, jewelry and other metallic objects on his anvil in a smithy beneath the slopes of Mount Etna, a volcano in Italy.Vulcan's Colorado anvil was created by massive lava flows that poured through this part of the canyon 400,000 years ago, damming the river and leaving behind the black rocks that mark the landscape in the lower part of the canyon.My first anvil was made from a piece of railway track, and weighs 25 kg (about 50 lb).
The main item of tooling in any blacksmiths shop is the anvil.Small block anvils like this were used from Celtic and Roman times right through to the modern era (in developing countries). Two Roman anvils have also been excavated in England.The first, from Sutton Walls, weighs 50.5 kg (111 lb).What seething and boiling of the waters; what clouds of steam rolled into the heavens!
" According to river lore, Native American's consider Vulcan's Anvil to be sacred and prefer that visitors refrain from touching the rock or leaving artifacts on its sides. Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, you will pass by the rock formation a few hundred yards before Lava Falls, the canyon's fiercest rapids. View Vulcan's Anvil at the Toroweap Overlook on the North Rim.I started researching historical anvils to that end.The following are a series of early blacksmithing images I have compiled.One of the reasons I became interested in metal smithing was because of the treasures of the past, often made with the simplest equipment.