Fretz Medium Domed Mushroom Top Anvil

This little guy is the latest addition to my workshop.  I purchased mine this past weekend while I was attending the Colorado Metalsmithing Conference.  We had a vendor room and Naja Tools had a few of these in the different sizes, so I couldn’t resist buying this one.  I had been looking at it for several months.

One of the things I love about any Fretz tool is that they have both function and beauty.  These latest workbench anvils come in several shapes, depending on your needs.  I chose this one because of the softer dome shape and I was told that out of the ones Fretz has, this will probably be the one I would use the most.

It is made out of highly polished 420 cast stainless steel set atop Padauk hardwood.  Designed to provide a lifetime of  use for metal shaping.  My plan is to use this for some of my new designs where I want a slight curve in my metal piece.

I’ve always been completely satisfied with any of my Fretz tools and I would encourage anyone to try Fretz products.  They truly are a great value.

See if your local jewelry supplier has these in stock.  They are readily available online too.  I bought mine for $65, which may have been a special price for people attending the Conference.  Online, Otto Frei has them for $67.50, plus shipping…..generally you can find their latest coupon codes through their Facebook page.  If you are interested in the set of 4, here’s a link to Otto Frie’s product page on them.  I always encourage shopping around for the best price.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

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