Blacksmiths use anvils as a forging tool to pound and shape metal ores into usable and functioning objects. As these expert craftsman will attest, hammers will wear down and many artisans will succumb to exhaustion from such hard work, but the anvil never fails. A blacksmith only need to purchase one anvil in his or her lifetime and it will last for ages. Stand anvil strong with us!
"To be a great anvil, you must take your hammering with pride, gusto, and style"
~ Andy Soltis
"The anvil is not afraid of the hammer."
~ Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
"In this world, a man must either be anvil or hammer."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
"The anvil last longer than the hammer."