Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Low milage .....

one owner, used spurs.

I took these on a trade in for a different style set of spurs. They are 1018/nickel damascus steel, with buffalo nickels on the buttons. One inch bands, and an inch and a half shank. Inch and an eighth rowels.

500.00$ plus shipping
You can click the picture for a larger image, and email for more details.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cows get in the darndest places

I moved a set of cows to another pasture the other evening, and noticed one laying down. My first thought was that it was one of my late calvers, or a heifer I had bought recently and didn't know was bred. After closing some gates, I went back and found her and discovered she had somehow tangled her self up in some cable. Most of it was around her horns and neck, but some how she had thrown a half hitch around a back leg so that the more she moved, the tighter the cable got around her neck. She was in bad shape. I called Kyle and told him where I was (remembering that my wife and chiropractor had both recently told me that I was getting a little long in the tooth for this foolishness alone), and he caught a horse. She proved quite a handful catch. We tied her down and started cutting cable and digging it out of the cuts, which were at least two inches deep all the way around her her neck, just below her head. We gave her 60cc's of la 200 to help the cause and turned her loose. This cable came off someones deer stand. It still had the "s" hooks and turn buckle on it and looked brand new. She could have gotten out and then gotten back in, or someone could have thrown it over the fence, who knows.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A damascus bit....

This bit was built with a 3/8ths" mouthpiece and a damascus hinge. 1018/nickel damascus steel and a fine silver inlay on the top edge. I also inlay ed copper bars on the mouth piece.

It's for sale. 550.00$ plus shipping

Clay Koenig and I finished these buckles this week end. They will be given away Saturday at the ranch rodeo in Baird, Texas.
Nate made knife salesman of the month with these two. He gets free parking on the front row, close to the door at the shop for the rest of April. Thanks Nate!
Giraffe bone handles
 Kyle headed out yesterday morning, his faithful dog at the ready.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Castrating knives

Damascus knives with mesquite handles, 225.00$ plus shipping

Wore out practice cattle

I was up for the blood moon this morning, but this was all there was after I remembered I had a camera

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


We worked two bunches of calves Tuesday. These are always fun events when you have a good crew and good horses.
Getting around them

Into the pens

Jessica picking one out

Randy on the ready!

Not bad calves for what they came out of

No cow working is complete with out a flat on something
Every one needs to have a herd of ex roping cattle to deal with. These ladies know every trick in the book when it comes to evading capture. They don't respect a horse or a man, and usually have to be tricked into the pens.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Our gubmint in action

Mr. Bundy happens to be a blogger. Read the story, search and read some more. I only have one question for my gubmint; Who's next? Me?

Wake up people, they are out of control.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Damascus spurs, etc

1018/nickel damascus steel. This one has a 2" shank, 1" band, and a six point, 1 3/4"  hardened rowel that rings like a bell. They will be each side of lots of good cutting horses in their long life.

Terry brought me a stalk of rose bush and I put it on this knife blade for him. The bush was killed in a fire in 2005, he has had the remains in his barn drying since, looking for something to do with them.

Clay text-ed me a picture of some more buckles we are doing together. He did a hell of a job on the silver. They are for a pasture penning competition in Lometa Texas later this month.