Do You Think You Could Help!?

August 21, 2018 2 min read

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Birthplace of Route 66 Festival 2018 in Springfield, Mo!

August 10, 2018 1 min read

Springfield Missouri is a beautiful town. It's where Anvil calls home, and it's also where the 8th annual "Birthplace of Route 66" festival is happening! If you're lucky enough to be in town be sure to stop by the shop and say hello! 
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I Love Being a Dad to Daughters!

August 01, 2018 2 min read

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Do What You Love - Then Monetize

May 07, 2018 1 min read

...because if you are not Doing What You Love to do for a living, you're going to become frustrated with life.
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A Chopper Seat Unlike the Rest.

April 13, 2018 1 min read

As many of you know, the chopper seat is one of the fundamental reasons Anvil Customs' story began. We've been blessed with the chance to make some truly righteous bike seats over the years. That being said, this solo spring chopper is absolutely, hands down one of the best pans we've ever put together. The genuine alligator belly has some really great lines. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The antique wine color finish gives the seat a beautiful warm reddish hue and I cannot wait to see it on someones bike. 
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MLB Opening Day 2018!

March 29, 2018 1 min read

Today is opening day for Major League Baseball 2018. Are you hype? We certainly are. Obviously we root for our home team—The STL Cards around here but, honestly we're always happy with a good game. Here's some thoughts we've had around the shop.

ALSO! We actually still have a couple of these rad Yankees/Dodgers wallets that we tooled awhile back so you can support your team all season long! If you're interested, give them a peek!

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RFID Wallets and other scams

March 29, 2018 2 min read

We make wallets. We're pretty dang good at it too. In recent years we've seen an increase in people asking for RFID protecting liners in our products. Being a bit of a skeptic, we started poking around to see if there was any legitimacy in people's fears. Well, you might have noticed that we still don't make any wallets with RFID protection and here's why.
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"Viva SpringVegas"

March 16, 2018 3 min read

Anvil Customs is proud to call Springfield, Missouri home. This city has ton of great places to eat, drink and shop. Obviously, we're here so that's a given place to visit. But we thought we'd take a moment to shout out some new places, and some old favorites to check out while you're in town.
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Join the Anvil Leather Crew!

February 08, 2018 2 min read

This group has been created for a couple of reasons. Namely, this group is to be a community where Fans of Anvil Customs Leather come to communicate with each other and us about the products they own and would love to see us craft in the future. Additionally, this is a place where Fans can Buy, Sell, Trade & Collect Anvil products. 
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Rad Chainmaille Wallet Chains, for your Rad Anvil Chain Wallet

January 18, 2018 1 min read

If you're lucky enough to own one of our Chainmaille wallet chains, you know that they're some of the best money can buy. They're tough, they look incredible, and they're the perfect compliment to any Anvil Customs Chain wallet. Over the years we've had several types of weaves and styles, and more recently the collection has grown quite large. 
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New Year, New Site, New Stuff!

January 09, 2018 2 min read

First things first, the new Trifold Design is LIVE! If you're looking for a chain wallet that can hold EVERYTHING this is the one. Seriously, 6 card slots and one giant bill section--Its a beautiful thing.

You might have noticed some changes around the online store. Functionally, the site should perform a lot smoother across the board for you folks...

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Anvil Customs 2017 in the rear view, and things to come in 2018

December 28, 2017 2 min read

Thanks to our amazing customers we've had another wonderful year at Anvil Customs. 2017 was a busy year, and we've got a whole heckuva lot of exciting stuff planned out for 2018. Again, we can't say it enough around here, thank you to the greatest customers in the world!
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Something NEW Just In Time for Christmas! Anvil Coffee!?

December 08, 2017 2 min read

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Why you *SHOULD NOT* wait until the last minute to order for the holiday gift season

November 02, 2017 1 min read

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New Leather Motorcycle Gear Products

October 13, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil Tools Series: "The Green Machine"

September 21, 2017 1 min read

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Swag Giveaway for Account Holders!

September 15, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil Customs Chopper Seats, and Seat Mounts from Fab Kevin

August 18, 2017 1 min read

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Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Downtown SGF

August 11, 2017 1 min read

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2017 Craft Beer Bash in Springfield, Mo

July 28, 2017 1 min read

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Numb To Suicide

July 22, 2017 3 min read

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Anvil Auctions, and the OVERSTOCK SALE

July 13, 2017 1 min read

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New Bifold and Long Biker Designs Live! Also... MASSIVE ALLIGATOR HIDE!

June 23, 2017 1 min read

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Flip Flops by Anvil

June 15, 2017 1 min read

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RyanTheAnvil Goes To St. Louis - Metallica and Hermann Oak Tannery

June 08, 2017 2 min read

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The RyanTheAnvil Collection

June 01, 2017 1 min read

This is going to be a rotating selection of products, some of which YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE SITE!
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Exotic Leathers, Ethically Sourced

May 25, 2017 1 min read

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Too Short Wallet Chains with Two Clasps now available in the shop!

May 09, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil Tools Series: The Swivel Knife

May 04, 2017 2 min read

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Prototyping, Templating, Cutting New Bifold Design - Prototypes Available!

April 17, 2017 2 min read

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Limited Edition Chainmaille Bracelets/Cuffs

April 06, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil Rewards Loyalty Program

March 23, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil's Field Trip to Springfield Leather Company

March 09, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil Original Hoodies at Half Price, Also Exotic Keychains out the Wazoo!

March 02, 2017 1 min read

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Anvil Keychains for Clubs.

February 27, 2017 1 min read

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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!

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

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.

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

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!

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!

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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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!

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.

December 05, 2016 1 min read

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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?

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.

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!

November 07, 2016 1 min read

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

October 31, 2016 1 min read

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