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I had seen this little tool years ago and hadn't thought about it since. Used for marking (blocking out stock) and fullering, several of the demonstrators used this tool. It is anchored into the hardy hole and also acts like an extra set of hands. Bill Epps had a slightly larger one that he had filed two arced and rounded places in the blades. He used these places for smoothly fullering a groove or neck in round stock and for sculpting small pieces that were hard to get other tools into. Last month we saw Jim Miklos from American Homestead at the PABA meet doing a similar thing using the reins of his tongs.
Closeup view of the Hofi Anvil. Provided for the demos by Tom Clark.

This is a very interesting anvil and the stand it is mounted on accentuates some of the features. The heavy perpendicular feet act like upsetting blocks and the space in between allows work pass through the stand to the floor if needed.

The graduated "pritchell" holes are very useful and all the demonstrators using the anvil made use of the different sizes. I know several people that like an anvil with a narrow face and this one certainly has one.

This is a cast steel anvil but the design appears to have originally been laid out for building from torched plate. The sharp corners under the horns would allow a low waste cutting pattern and I expect the feet are part of that pattern.

Uri Hofii is also known for his hammers called the Hofi Hammer.
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