Can I Bring a Wallet Chain on the Airplane? ...Concert?

March 28, 2019 1 min read

Our wallet chain customers are typically pretty happy with their purchase. As a result, they tend to want to wear their chains everywhere. Occasionally we hear stories of panic however when a customer tries to take their chain onto an airplane, or to a concert, or some other event where maybe security doesn't allow such items...
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The Best Solo Biker Seats from Anvil Customs

March 20, 2019 1 min read

We took a short hiatus on making seats to focus on getting all the wallet and belt orders we've had coming in. Short of working on the remaining Zebra wallets, we're (humblebrag inbound) doing a dang fine job keeping up on orders right now. We recently got a fresh batch of seat pans, so we decided to make a few premium seats...
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High Quality American Made Belts by RyanTheAnvil

March 11, 2019 1 min read

The fact of the matter is, most of the belts you buy at the store are garbage... Belts are at their best when they're uncomplicated. Simple. We take 1, sometimes 2 (for exotic) strips of high quality leather and give them a clean crisp edge. We size them, sew them, wax them and then add the brass hardware. That's it. We don't cheap out on materials, we don't fuss on fancy details, we just care about the quality of the product you wear...
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Funky Fat Tuesday, with a Purple and Green Gator Bifold

March 05, 2019 1 min read

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in Style with this Purple and Green Alligator Combo from Anvil Customs
This practically juicy purple and green combo is the perfect set for someone looking for something a little bit more funky. So what are we looking at here...
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Anvil's Small Wallets

February 18, 2019 2 min read

We offer a couple of smaller, pocket style wallets for folks who don't necessarily carry a ton of stuff. Don't get us wrong, you can still shove plenty of stuff in a Sarasota... but it's probably going to limit your volume a little more than say a full size bifold would. We have two unique wallet styles, The "Puritan" and the "Sarasota." As well as a nifty Money Clip style wallet. 
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Anvil Crew Forum

February 04, 2019 1 min read

There are aspects of the internet that one might refer to as "elder" as in, "respect your elders." Before the concept of YouTube comments, before Facebook, yes even before the practically ancient "MySpace" there were Forums. As a company that cherishes things that are done the old fashioned way its no different with matters of the digital age. 
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Medical Marijuana is now Legal in Missouri - What Now?

November 07, 2018 2 min read

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How to Purchase an Anvil Wallet

October 10, 2018 2 min read

I had a great question from a NEW Anvil Crew member today who messaged me.  He was wondering how it all worked as far as ordering an Anvil Wallet.  It made me think there might be others who are new or might need direction on How To Order.  Here’s what I told him:
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10th Annual RyanTheAnvil’s Bro Trip: Bellagio High Rollers Playing Roulette

September 23, 2018 2 min read

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RyanTheAnvil's Favorite Things

September 06, 2018 1 min read

From time to time, I like to shout out my favorite people, things, places, etc.  Below is a short list of my current Likes.  If you've followed me for a while, you know I don't at all mind shouting out my liking of fellow leatherworkers who also are in the business.  So don't be surprised by my choices here, I would love to see everyone WIN at now, you should know that.
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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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