Peening makes the cutting edge of scythe and sickle blades thinner, harder and easier to sharpen. But peening is quite a challenge. A well-balanced blow with the hammer, an even feed motion and a precise positioning of the blade on the anvil are required. All demand a lot of practise. This peening anvil solves this problem. The blade is placed on an adjustable support plate. A depth stop makes sure that the blade is exactly positioned on the curved anvil. Another advantage: you can always easily view the field of work. The anvil is made of impact-resistant tool steel, the surface area is hardened to a depth of 3 cm to 58-60 HRC. Because the anvil is not hardened through, the hammer will not bounce. Suited for all scythe and sickle blades. The anvil has a horn for beating it to a wooden block. Includes instruction sheet and abrasive fabric for cleaning blade, anvil and hammer. Galvanized. Suitable hammers No. 714104 and 714117.
Schröckenfux, a company from the Austrian Krems Valley, is one of the last scythe makers in Central Europe. For over 450 years, carbon steel blanks have been shaped to elegantly curved, razor-thin scythe and sickle blades.