My anchors are usually light enough (15 to 18lbs) that I can pull them up, unshackle them and stow them in a better place than on the bow. No anchor enhances the beauty of the bow of my boat and w/o one there's nothing to get tangled up on a piling or something more expensive. It's a matter of need and I have no need to hang my underwear out on the prominent end of the boat for all to see. So to speak of course.
I did and I did. Used my grinder and Barnicle Buster (cold galvanize) to replace the hot dipped zinc. And I've decided to gring off more metal and make the flukes even sharper. One. Of the advantages of the Claw is that it presents a considerably higher percentage of it's weight on the flukes.
I think tangling the upper fluke when anchored is a rare occasion and even then it may take a lot of wind to pull the fluke out backwards. If it was much of a problem why would so many use them. Lots of fishing boats have Northills hanging on their bows in Western Canada.
North Western Washington State USA