Blacksmiths Vice and Hot cut

This is the vice I use in my forge.
I don’t know how old it is but it has certainly got a few years on it.
The Blacksmiths or post vice is mounted at the floor level as well as up close to the jaws.
This gives it the ability to absorb blows and not be as likely to break as a standard engineering vice.
The mounting block is a piece of maire that is very heavy and gives good stability.