Pritchel Hole


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Pritchel Hole

A hole about three-eighths inch in diameter in the end of an anvil opposite the horn. The end of a punch can go into the hole after punching through a piece of metal.
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The farrier's anvil differs from the smith's by having no shoulder and a larger horn, as well as often having a second pritchel hole.
The pritchel hole is used for punching holes, while both it and the hardie hole can be used for holding the end of a rod for bending.
Also, if a hardie or pritchel hole is being used to bend a piece of iron, it's essential that the anvil be stable on its base.