Black Anvil

17 Jul 19
Rank Them All

He’s the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. Countless wrestlers claim to have had their best match with one of history’s greatest technical wrestlers, “the Excellence of Execution,” Bret “the Hitman” Hart. He is a master of ring psychology, has innovated countless spots and moves, and appears […]

16 Jul 19
Tracy's Travels

View from one of the grottoes in the palace While visiting the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore, our tour guide saved the best for last. Named after Carlo III Borromeo’s wife Isabella d’Adda, the luxurious island had its name shortened to Isola Bella. I had heard there were ten terraces of gardens built in the […]

16 Jul 19
Leever Blades


Product Level: Legacy
Blade Length: 4.5″ (11.4 cm)
Overall Length: 9.375″ (23.8 cm)
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.15″
Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
Blade Style: Tanto
Blade Finish: Two-Tone Graphite Black Cerakote
Handle Material: Ivory G10 Handles with Black G10 Bolsters
Sheath Material: Leather
Weight: 5.3 oz. (150.3 g)
Designer: Mark Mclean
Made in the USA

15 Jul 19

Like many country houses Adlington had a purpose during wartime. However, the cost of upkeep meant it had to open its doors to the public afterwards. In August 1942, Adlington Hall the historic home of the Leghs, had been in the possession of the family since 1352, when they first acquired it in the reign of […]

15 Jul 19
Nature Trail Backpacks Blog

Backpacking backpack trips aren’t always carefree. Like anything else in life, the most enjoyable times can be met with circumstances beyond out control. Hiking is basically loved by men and women of all ages and physical levels.  But let’s face it, you are entering the wilderness of nature, you should be ready for situations that […]

15 Jul 19

4      [postcard] Portuguese Barbershop. A monochrome snapshot of a man being shaved in a barbershop. The photograph is dated April 1953 and is accredited to Michel Waldmann. Mum and dad had travelled to Portugal a lot around this time (2015), toying with the idea of selling up, renting a remote property there. They […]

15 Jul 19
Leever Blades


Overall Length:8.25″
Blade Length:3.625″
Blade Width:1.25″
Blade Thickness:0.15″
Blade Material:420HC
Blade Style:Drop Point
Blade Grind:Hollow
Edge Type:Plain
Handle Length:4.625″
Handle Width:1.25″
Handle Thickness:0.53″
Handle Material:Aluminum, Mother of Pearl, Recon Stone
Color:Black, White
Weight:5.97 oz.
User:Right Hand, Left Hand
Knife Type:Fixed Blade
Model:Painted Pony Blacksmith
Model Number:0536PESLE
Country of Origin:USA

15 Jul 19
D. James Clark

I don’t know about you folks, but walking through a modern store’s home-kitchen section is mind-boggling to me. I had no idea there were so many options out there just to fry something in hot grease. Aluminum, stainless steel, copper, just to name a few. Other pans I saw appeared as though pulled from a […]

15 Jul 19
The Writer in Black

I’ve got two shorter projects running in parallel with my main novel project.  This one is the opening of a sequel to Oruk Means Hard Work: Elara, queen presumptive of the Elven kingdom of Greenwood clapped her hands over her ears. “Can you not hear that?” “Your…highness?” The regent Oridan stared at her in confusion. […]

14 Jul 19
April is Anvil

I am often asked where to even start when it comes to thrifting. The answer is not found in the thrift store—at least it usually is not. The best place to start thrifting is in your own closet. It’s time to get your Marie Kondo on. Take everything out of your closet. Now sort through […]

14 Jul 19
Billbo's Blog

These precious moments with God are beyond religion touching the sublime. They are where we begin to see and understand the true nature of our existence.

14 Jul 19
Creative Industries with Sophie.

PDF Link to full portfolio. Into The Spider-Verse Film analysis portfolio Film Analysis – Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse 2018 saw the release of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, an animated film telling the origin story of one spider-person; Miles Morales. The story of this film covers the actions of one of the main villains on this  […]

13 Jul 19
Jade's Mind

So really, I should have published this before the other Franam post as it occurs a week before, but here we are. Anxiety and drinking, these guys are pretty mild. *** ‘This can’t be the endIf it ends like this, you winOvertime, overtimeForgive, my God, I’m tryin’’ Franciscus pulled his headphones out and looked at […]