Russ Jaqua only lives a couple miles from me. I have used his anvils and
for my work there are two problems with them. The pritchel jole is on the
round horn and for me, this makes it much harder to punch a hole. If you
don't hot punch, this would not be a problem. The other is that I find
them very noisy, especially with the feet on the Centurian and the Titan.
I have a 440 lb Brooks (English, cast) and a 470 lb Old World (Czech, cast)
as shop anvils and a 160 lb Old World as a portable anvil. If you live in
the northwest, stop by, try these and with a short trip, you can try