This is a 1.25" Chrome Steel spherical metal forming blacksmith anvil hardy. It is a significantly higher grade sphere than traditional high carbon steel spherical bearings. We reccomend these Chrome Steel stakes for hot and cold working metals. There extreme durability makes them resilient to a great deal of abuse. There are no cheap cast iron parts like competitors sell. The entire tool is fabricated from high quality steel.
*This Ball is a Grade 25 Chrome steel bearing [Rockwell C 60-67] The Chromium (Cr) has a tendency to increase hardness, toughness and wear resistance of steel making it the superior choice for metal forming and smithing*
The ball sits atop a 7.25" supporting rod and the shoulder is welded 5/8's square stock. The hardy post itself is comprised of 1" square stock. If your anvil has a different hardy size than 1" we can specialize in making a custom tool for your needs. Precision TIG welding is evident throughout the tool.
This sphere stake is excellent for metal work and fabrication. Hot or cold forming can be done over this sphere and I can accomodate different lengths supporting rods for your specific needs. The 7.25" supporting rod is 5/8's in diameter and is a fairly good height to allow you to work inside of tight or recessed places without the work interferring with the base. This tool is great for sheet metal work, jewelry smithing, medieval armour reproduction and creation of SCA armour, blacksmithing, artwork and sculpture creation and general fabrication. The stake as a smooth finished buff to protect your work from abrasion.