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Texas Farrier Supply Blacksmith Anvil

Delta TFS Smithy Special #4 Blacksmith Anvil

Texas Farrier Supply 400 pound "Smithy Special" anvil photographed at the Kayne and Son ( warehouse. This double horned pattern with the side shelf and upsetting block is rapidly becomming the standard among smiths.

  • Heat Treated to 52 Rockwell (HRc)
  • Finished Face and Horns
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Delta TFS Specifications
Face Total
Height Base
Wedge Upsetting Block
200 1 7/8 9.5 7.5 5 x 13 30 10 9.5 x 12.5 3 x 3 2.5 x 3 x 3
300 1 7/8 11.5


5.5 x 13 33 11.5 9.5 x 13 3 x 3 3 x 3 x 4
400 1 7/8 12


6.5 x 16 38 13 12 x 14 2.5 x 3 2.5 x 3 x 4.5

NOTES: All dimensions are in inches and approximate due to manufacturing process.

Delta TFS anvils are made of heat treated ductile iron. There was some controversy of this fact and the manufacturer's response folows.

TFS began making anvils in a partnership with Dan Roberts who originally had the Patent on the 80-55-06 Ductile. Dan Roberts had been making quality anvils since the late 60’s; they were made from an iron blend with 80-55-06 ductile as the base. TFS, working with a U.S. foundry, further developed the blend and heat treating method. The base metals are audited for size and chemistry and every ladle of iron is checked with spectrometers to maintain consistency and quality assurance. The actual formula for the iron is a proprietary blend, using 80-55-06 ductile as the base. Every anvil goes through a special heat treating process to achieve the metallurgy required, and the anvils are tested for hardness and then hand finished.

Delta Horseshoe Company sells over 1,000 TFS anvils a year into the world market, with the major share going into the demanding farrier industry. These anvils are used daily and, while other tools are worn and being replaced, most farriers use the same anvil throughout their career. Delta takes pride in all of the products we distribute; we stand behind the quality and guarantee the products. Should anyone need a more in depth explanation of the TFS anvils, please feel free to have them contact me directly.

Purchasing Manager, Delta TFS

100 pound Smithy Special Anvil
100 pound Smithy Special

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Group of Delta TFS anvils

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