I picked this up from the shop floor out at the family farm, covered in dirt and grease. I did some preliminary cleaning and am unable to identify the makers marks on it. I also don’t know the best way to clean up the surface and whether or not to clean up (wire wheel or grind) some of the marks on the sides. I’ve heard the marks are notches from tools that were made on the anvil and they tested the hardening by hitting on side of anvil.
As you can also see, there is a chunk missing from the corner of the face. I don’t have a lot of welding experience, but do an alright job at stick welding. is it possible/worth it to build up the corner with some weld beads and then grind it down to rebuild the edge? What kind of welding rod and procedure should I use?
Thanks for any help, appreciate it!