Hello, new member here. I just received my Ridgid Peddinghaus Model 5 (35kg). [Delivery Guy: "It's...literally an anvil."] I haven't used it yet, and I'm impressed with the ring when I flick the side but I do have some concerns. Horn/side of anvil is coated in heavy paint, seems a bit chipped at horn (paint flake) as if the first coat came off and was covered by second. Also has some little bubbles that I'm mostly able to smooth out with my thumbnail. I don't care about this much as long as the heavy coat isn't obscuring actual cracks in the anvil, which I have read about in recent models... Horn does have flat parts, more often than not actually. It's basically a series of flat grinds. If it's not supposed to have them I'm a bit disappointed, but I suspect it won't be too hard to smooth them out. Hardie is mostly square in relation to face, has circular chamfering. I haven't tried putting a 1" hardie in, I don't own any yet. I did take pictures by the way, and will post them as soon as I'm able. It can't be off by much though, and I don't care about this at all. My biggest concern is that the face of the anvil has small circular pock marks, almost like little trails of very tiny bubbles. I can easily feel them when I run my finger over the face. Is this normal? If not, well then I'll definitely be returning it. That will be fun... But yeah, this part will probably be the dealbreaker for me unless it's a superficial quality that's so common in new anvils no one ever talks about it, because I've never heard of this defect before. Radiusing on edges seems inconsistent. I am not yet familiar enough with how it should be ideally to tell if it's too much or too little, but there are definitely variations. Feeling it now, it does seem like there may have been a shallow chip on one side, covered by paint. The anvil's Ridgid stamp is faint at the borders and doesn't seem to have been applied evenly (one corner more pronounced, the opposite not visible). This isn't important in the slightest, but I read another post that indicated he had to return a Ridgid anvil that had defects that also showed an inconsistent brand stamp. Maybe they're having some quality control issues, or it's maybe just a bad batch that is selling slowly. I may have to test the quality of their warranty/return policy and customer service.