Wednesday, February 19, 2014


1 1/4", 1018/nickel damascus conchos with a fine silver inlay. The will attach with a Chicago screw. Thanks Skeet!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Rasp spurs and a busy week

These are headed to a team roper in east Texas. They have a 1 1/2 inch shank and a 1inch clover rowel.

In the last 10 days we have had 2 ice storms and a snow storm. It is currently back to 70 degrees, with 80 predicted by Sunday. I, for one, am sick of winter and the broad range of temperatures we have had this year. The top was my drive home Tuesday.

Doctoring a sick one

We spent the afternoon at doc Blazor's Thursday testing bulls to go on our heifers in April. All went well for our corriente and angus/corriente cross bulls. All 18 get to go have fun this spring.

If you don't know, don't ask

Ready to go back home

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Trophy buckles

Or won buckles, depending on the part of the world you are in.

Clay Koenig and I teamed up on these buckles, Clay doing the silver work, and me doing the steel. Clay can be found on face book, and puts out some very nice cowboy style jewelry.

The last post had spurs sitting in ice. These are in snow. All in the same week. This winter will never end!
1018/203e/nickel damascus buckle, with nickel silver lettering.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Gal leg spurs

These are 1018/203e/nickel damascus 1 piece spurs.
 I stick to Texas style bits and spurs for the most part, and nothing says Texas style better than the gal leg design. Tom Johnson Sr. was making these in Coleman, Tx( next town south of us) in the late 1800's. I'm sure there were earlier versions, but he was the first to have a name for making them.

These spurs have a 2 1/2 inch shank, with a six point, 1 1/2 inch rowel. Nate will be the envy of the Stanford area, sporting these around the coffee shop.

Yes, that is ice in the picture. We can't buy a decent snow or rain. Just ice and wind, which hurts our winter grazing, and makes it tough to get around. It has been a tough winter and is going to last a long time according to my forecaster.