Sunday, February 19, 2012

Finished bottle openers

I took a lot of pictures of these, and trashed all but a few.
These are my favorite style spur, followed closely by gal leg spurs.
This style was made popular by Joe Bianchi of Victoria, Texas, and Alfred Smith of Houston in the early 1900's. They are thin and light, for wading around in the east Texas mud, as apposed  to the wide heavy spurs of west Texas.

These bottle opener spurs are hand forged from 1018 steel and pure nickel. They have a 3/8" band, and an 1 3/4" shank, with an 1 1/2", 12 point rowel. The buttons are old solid silver quarters with a copper brand. The rowel pin caps are nickel silver.

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