Sunday, May 9, 2010
Italian peening anvils
The Rinaldi company, located in Northern Italy near Bergamo, has been around for over 200 years and forges a range of hand tools including scythe anvils and hammers. Most of their scythe anvils can be used directly in the ground, instead of in a stump or wood block:
Item 701 is a narrow-faced peening anvil with a "step" for hammering into the ground.
Item 702 is a narrow-faced anvil for use in the ground, with a broader head, Veneto type, without a step.
Item 703 is a wide-face anvil for use in the ground, Soresina type.
Item 705 is a narrow-faced anvil for use in wood, Bergamo type, with a step.
Alas, these anvils are currently not available in North America.
(Source: Rinaldo Rinaldi Faustino F. LLI & C. snc - Via Magnavacca, 14-24012 Brembilla (BG) Italy, http://www.flli-rinaldi.it/incudini-martelli-battifalce.asp)