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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
BEHOLD! THE NOBLE HOLE PUNCH! Or more aptly, the Rotary Leather Hole Punch crafted byC.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.
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.
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!
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.
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)...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hey all, if you follow us onFacebook, you might have noticed we started apre-order campaignyesterday 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!
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.
Every inch of leather, every drop of stain, every single stitchis a labor of love.Chain wallets,belts, andbike seatsare hand-tooled day in and day out with a passion that isn’t merely observed, it’sexperienced. 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.
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.
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! ...
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.
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!
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.