Keychains for Clubs

Anvil Keychains for Clubs.

February 27, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil Tools Series: Weaver "EZ Edge" Strap Edger

Anvil Tools Series: Weaver "EZ Edge" Strap Edger

February 13, 2017 1 min read

Next on our list of featured tools we use around the shop is the Economy Hand-Operated Bluegrass "EZ Edge" Strap Edger. This beauty is designed to put an even edge on leather straps of various widths. We use a two-sided version in the shop, but they also offer a four-sided version as well.
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Super Bowl LI!

Super Bowl LI!

February 02, 2017 1 min read

Maybe we'll see the Patriots redeem themselves after the whole "Deflategate" fiasco. I think Atlanta has a solid chance though too, so we'll see. Its been a great season for the NFL - seriously. 
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Welcome To: Design Phase

Welcome To: Design Phase

January 26, 2017 1 min read

Once we've decided that a product is viable we enter the prototype phase. Each product goes through several stages of revision until we come up with a final design. Our high quality leather takes awhile to break in, so we also want to consider how the product will age. We check stress points and see if we need to reinforce any sections that require stitching or hardware.
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Available Soon, Heavy Duty and Stylish Leather Strap Shelving.

Available Soon, Heavy Duty and Stylish Leather Strap Shelving.

January 19, 2017 1 min read

 I have to say, Ryan did a fine job setting up new shelves in the shop. They have classy, rustic sort of look to them that I think people will enjoy. The shelf itself is made from a high quality 36" wide Walnut plank.
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Anvil Tools Series: Weaver Hand Forged Punch

Anvil Tools Series: Weaver Hand Forged Punch

January 12, 2017 1 min read

These excellent leather punches are perfect for knocking the ends off of belts, and punching slots on buckle turn backs. Each one of these is hand forged right here in America. The quality of the edge, the weight - I mean everything about these simple punches is beautifully elegant.
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Snow Day!

Snow Day!

January 05, 2017 1 min read

If you're not following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest make sure you check it out. We regularly cause mayhem and show off some of the totally rad leather projects we're working on.

Additionally(and I can't stress this enough!) Make sure you're signed up for the Anvil newsletter. In it we regularly feature cool new products and offer special promotions just for subscribers. 

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Fairwell 2016... and Helloooo 2017!

Fairwell 2016... and Helloooo 2017!

December 29, 2016 1 min read

And 2016 draws to the close. All of us guys at The Anvil Shop hope you had a marvelous Christmas. We certainly did! Although I think close proximity to the masses has brought us all down with sickness temporarily. Hopefully we're on the upswing of all that though. So here's to our customers, and here's to an excellent 2017. We'll see you on the other side of the New Year!
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leather working hole punch

Anvil Tools Series: The Leather Hole Punch

December 20, 2016 2 min read

BEHOLD! THE NOBLE HOLE PUNCH! Or more aptly, the Rotary Leather Hole Punch crafted by C.S. Osborne. Every Snap, rivet, and chain attachment on Anvil wallets has its place. You can imagine how much usage this little guy gets around here. The best tools often have a simple design that makes them sturdy. The hole punch is no different. Its no wonder C.S. Osborne has been in business since 1826. 
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Happy 40th to The Anvil!

Happy 40th to The Anvil!

December 12, 2016 1 min read

Ryan's probably gonna give me hell for saying that, but make sure you wish the old dude a Happy Birthday over at the ANVIL Facebook Page! The inevitable passage of time creeps ever slowly forward. It's true. This time of year is always good to count your blessings.
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Did you notice the Women's Collection is live? Also, Gift Cards.

Did you notice the Women's Collection is live? Also, Gift Cards.

December 05, 2016 1 min read

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Gift Wrapping

Gift Wrapping

November 29, 2016 1 min read

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How much Turkey can I eat before I fall asleep at Thanksgiving. Hey, is it time for Christmas music yet?

How much Turkey can I eat before I fall asleep at Thanksgiving. Hey, is it time for Christmas music yet?

November 21, 2016 1 min read

Keep your eyes peeled for special deals, promotions and flash sales all weekend long at the ANVIL Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Ryan will be going live and generally causing mayhem on the ol' interwebs. He's got something planned for each day Thanksgiving Thursday through Cyber Monday!
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To Every Veteran, Past, Present and Future.

To Every Veteran, Past, Present and Future.

November 11, 2016 1 min read

The shear incomprehensible burden you carry is so vast and heavy that no civilian will ever be able to thank you enough for your service.
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New Merchandise on RyanTheAnvil.com!

New Merchandise on RyanTheAnvil.com!

November 07, 2016 1 min read

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Psst, You Lookin' for a Belt? Check it out:

Psst, You Lookin' for a Belt? Check it out:

October 31, 2016 1 min read

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White Contrast Stitching Available Now!

White Contrast Stitching Available Now!

October 20, 2016 1 min read

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Anvil <3 Skulls

Anvil <3 Skulls

October 17, 2016 1 min read

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American Armor Weave

American Armor Weave

October 07, 2016 1 min read

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Pumpkin Spice is in the Air!

Pumpkin Spice is in the Air!

September 30, 2016 1 min read

You guys! You guys. It's time to get basic. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn. The temperature has dropped. The high today is 70 degrees. Time to dust off those Ugg Boots(I'm kidding of course, I know you've been wearing them all summer anyway.) Yes I'm talking about Autumn.
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Recent email from an Anvil Leather customer

Recent email from an Anvil Leather customer

September 20, 2016 2 min read

"Hello Anvil 
Just wanted to let you know that I have just received my order,  & that I couldn't be more impressed.   
No shit,  I have been looking for this wallet for almost 15 years (I carried trucker-style wallets & chains for 15 years,  & haven't been able to find another GOOD one since the last wore out when I was like 25)...
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The Little Revolt.

The Little Revolt.

September 16, 2016 1 min read

The fact of the matter remains: People in Our Great Country are passionate about the things the believe in. They care to the point that they're willing to voice their opinions as loud and vehemently as possible. And the beautiful thing is this, they're totally allowed to do that. Our country has a wonderful history of protest. And while it may not change things as quickly as we'd like, many times it's proven to actually get stuff done. It's these "little revolts" -though at times they aren't so little- where American's exercise their freedoms that make America unique and great.
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Anvil: Downtown Retailer of the Year!

Anvil: Downtown Retailer of the Year!

September 02, 2016 1 min read

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National Park Service Turns 100, Riders Rejoice

National Park Service Turns 100, Riders Rejoice

August 25, 2016 1 min read

Ladies and Gents, 100 years ago today Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into existence. Their goal was conservation of America's great natural landscapes. One of the great outcomes was the preservation and creation of some of the absolute best places to ride in our great Country. The smell of fresh evergreen and petrichor in the air, along...
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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

August 19, 2016 1 min read

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Anvil @ the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Anvil @ the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

August 13, 2016 1 min read

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Anvil at the Craft Beer Bash

Anvil at the Craft Beer Bash

July 29, 2016 2 min read


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Anvil Customs White Contrast Stitching Available Soon!

Anvil Customs White Contrast Stitching Available Soon!

July 22, 2016 1 min read

We'll be offering a new option in the shop on many Anvil Leather Products very soon! To celebrate we're doing a give-away. Watch this video, and share it with your friends on Facebook. We'll pick one lucky person to receive an awesome Brass Knuckles Pocket Wallet.
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Anvil - Mid Summer Sales

Anvil - Mid Summer Sales

July 08, 2016 1 min read

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Beer and Fireworks Day.

Beer and Fireworks Day.

July 01, 2016 1 min read

We're getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with craft beer, BBQ, and fireworks. Hopefully you're up to something similar. The Fourth of July is always one of our favorite holidays. Its an opportunity to get all of our friends together, stuff our faces with ribs, and then shoot things/blow up things in general. 
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Boss Motorcycle Tool Bag. Yup. Let's do this.

Boss Motorcycle Tool Bag. Yup. Let's do this.

June 24, 2016 1 min read

Let's talk about tools. No, not that jerk from accounting. I'm talking about the real deal here. Whether you have to adjust your points while you're out on the journey, or just need a place to throw the rain pancho you're gonna need a place to put those tools on your bike. Its essential. That being said, it only makes sense that you have a high quality tool bag to ride with. These tools are vital, and you want to take care of them.
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Worldwide - Friends of Anvil

Worldwide - Friends of Anvil

June 17, 2016 2 min read

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Anvil Custom Leather on "Slow Fashion"

Anvil Custom Leather on "Slow Fashion"

June 10, 2016 1 min read

We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Anvil takes its time with each product. You don’t typically see the words “slow fashion” associated with men’s fashion/accessories… but as far as I can tell we fit that description perfectly. Our premium exotic wallets and belts are perfect for anyone who is just looking to make a statement. Our hand tooled hand stained designs are perfect for anyone who appreciates our fine craft.
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Eye Protection

Eye Protection

June 03, 2016 1 min read

Hey all, if you follow us on Facebook, you might have noticed we started a pre-order campaign yesterday so that we can launch a new product! Anvil Customs is going to start crafting eyeglasses/sunglasses cases. We're quite proud of the design and we can't wait to bring it to you all.

If you'll notice, we've got a real great price on these Pre-Ordered cases, only $58.00. BUT that price is only good for the die-hard early adopters. After June 30th 2016 the price rises to $99.00! 

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Let's Talk about Retirement.

Let's Talk about Retirement.

May 27, 2016 1 min read

Today, we add one more to the collection. Our beloved Tequila Skull is moving on to greener pastures, so that we can choose a new design. Once we've sold a run of 100 that new artwork will also be retired. Cheers to you, Tequila Skull artwork. You'll live happily ever after on the exterior of our excellent hand crafted leather products.
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Father's Day, Oh Father's Day

Father's Day, Oh Father's Day

May 20, 2016 1 min read

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Beefy Belts, Crafted with Care

Beefy Belts, Crafted with Care

May 13, 2016 1 min read

"We love making belts at Anvil, and forgive us for tooting our own horn a bit, but we're pretty damn good at it."
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The Shop

The Shop

May 09, 2016 1 min read

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The Pride of Anvil

The Pride of Anvil

April 29, 2016 1 min read

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ANVIL - Quality Original Designs

ANVIL - Quality Original Designs

April 22, 2016 1 min read

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ANVIL: No Cutting Corners

ANVIL: No Cutting Corners

April 15, 2016 1 min read

Every inch of leather, every drop of stain, every single stitch is a labor of love. Chain wallets, belts, and bike seats are hand-tooled day in and day out with a passion that isn’t merely observed, it’s experienced. But that craftsmanship doesn’t end when a genuine Anvil product leaves the shop. On the contrary, the ride is just beginning. So when you purchase from Anvil you should know that you’re not just buying a piece of the mundane, you’re gaining a remarkable piece of the adventure. 
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I Am Addicted to Sunflower Seeds, but why?

I Am Addicted to Sunflower Seeds, but why?

March 29, 2016 1 min read

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Anvil's New Standard Wallet Chain is Now Available

Anvil's New Standard Wallet Chain is Now Available

September 03, 2015 2 min read

The search is over!  Anvil has found the perfect ingredients to make your standard wallet chain by hand using only USA made and acquired hardware and chain!  The raw steel linked chain (welded!) is superior in strength (Tulsa, OK) and the 2 lobster claws (one on each end of chain) are made and acquired from Chicago, IL.  
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First Friday Artwalk Grand Opening was a Huge Success!

First Friday Artwalk Grand Opening was a Huge Success!

August 20, 2015 2 min read

Not knowing what to expect, I can first say that I was totally blown away and humbled by all who stopped in at the Anvil Leather Grand Opening of the new Anvil Flagship store in wonderful Downtown Springfield, MO on beautiful Park Central Square!  We unlocked and open the doors at 5pm sharp and the very first people who walked in actually drove up from Tulsa, OK just for the opening! ...
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I'd Rather Be Fishing

I'd Rather Be Fishing

August 04, 2015 1 min read

I love owning my own business.  I love leatherwork and all that is involved from design thought to the finished stitch.  I love making my own hours.  I love selling what I make by hand.....that's incredibly rewarding!  However, I love nothing more than watching my girls grow up doing the things that I did when I was their age.  My dad took me fishing.  I don't remember catching many fish, but I remember how much fun was had.  
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Genuine Stingray Leather Chain Wallets, Ready To Go!

Genuine Stingray Leather Chain Wallets, Ready To Go!

August 02, 2015 1 min read

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Happy Independence Day from ANVIL (Some Fun Facts)

Happy Independence Day from ANVIL (Some Fun Facts)

July 03, 2015 2 min read

2.5 Billion pounds of Watermelons are consumed on July 4th celebration. (750 million pounds of which were grown and harvested in Florida)
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Fire Hose Wallet for the Firefighter

Fire Hose Wallet for the Firefighter

June 28, 2015 1 min read

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Special Offer - Leather Belts & Prep Wallets

Special Offer - Leather Belts & Prep Wallets

June 01, 2015 1 min read

Below is a picture sent to me of one of our oil tanned, leather Prep Wallets made with Chromexcel Leather sent to me by one of our customers. This picture displays the wallet after it has been broken down and worn. Anvil Prep Wallets are available in 5 x 4 bi-fold, 4.5 x 3.5 mini bi-fold and 7 x 4 long, with or without Military grade snaps which are black oxidized for the highest quality USA MADE hardware that Anvil can find! 
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ANVIL Flagship Store to Open in Springfield, MO

ANVIL Flagship Store to Open in Springfield, MO

May 11, 2015 2 min read

Anvil is relocating back to where it all began.....Springfield, Missouri.  The ANVIL Flagship Store will be set up primarily for manufacturing orders.  However, beginning in August, Anvil will be open to the public for each First Friday Art Walk.  This will give customers the opportunity to physically see and handle Anvil's products, along with a true understanding of the time, detail, and passion that goes into every hand-made item.  
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