Choosing the Right Anvil for the New Farrier

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Updated: Oct. 2, 2019 The anvil is one of the signature tools of the farrier. It will get more use and see more miles than many of your other tools, and the quality of the anvil will play a big part in the quality of your shoeing. Anvils are an investment, in more ways than … Read moreChoosing the Right Anvil for the New Farrier

Take Good Care of Your Tools

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The blacksmithing and farrier trades are some of the few kinds of work left in the world that use equipment to which the words “disposable,” or “planned obsolescence” don’t seem to apply. I mean, I guess you can upgrade a knife, but only so much. The tools of your trade were built to last. That’s … Read moreTake Good Care of Your Tools

Best Places to Find Farrier Tools

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Updated: Sept. 18, 2019 Finding farrier supplies can be a great experience, where you learn about different options, talk to interesting and informative people, and end up with tools that will faithfully serve you for decades in the trade. Or it can be a complete gong show that leaves you empty of cash, patience, and … Read moreBest Places to Find Farrier Tools

FARRIER TOOLS GUIDE: Learn what the most common tools do and when they’re used

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Updated: Sept. 22, 2019 Peek into a farrier’s truck, and you’ll have some appreciation for the sheer number and kinds of tools that get used in the trade. If you’ve ever been curious about what they’re all for, or if you’re thinking about becoming a farrier yourself, here’s a brief guide to the most common … Read moreFARRIER TOOLS GUIDE: Learn what the most common tools do and when they’re used

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