Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Branding in South Dakota

My old buddy and king of the chap makers, Jack Gully http://kbarjleather.com Invited me up to South Dakota last week to attend a branding down on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. I'm sure glad I went. Avery May and crew really had it going on. I have never worked in big crews like this before and it was quite a treat. We ran 7 ropers, and probably around 100 flankers all afternoon, all at once.
I'll have more pictures as I get them.

I can't thank the May family enough for putting me up(and putting up with Jack), it was the trip of a lifetime.

2 things about South Dakota: I never knew you could ride a horse in a straight line that far, and there are no thorns on the bushes. Quite different than I'm used to in Texas.

Friday, May 16, 2014


This one has a buffalo horn handle. The barbed wire stamp that Armoralleather added looked great.

Utility knives. 2 1/2, 2 3/4 and 3 inch blades. 125.00$ ea, plus shipping

A stacked handle, 5160/8670/15n20 damascus steel, 300.00$ plus shipping

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Inlayed spurs

This set of spurs is a graduation gift. Inlay ed fine silver and buffalo nickels for decorations.

I really like the look of the inlay on a spur or a bit. Especially after it gets a little age on it. A little bit old timey maybe?  There is a lot of hand work involved, and I am not listening to a machine running might be another reason. Plus, there aren't many inlayed spurs floating around out there.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pictures from the week

My daughter Jessica took these, I thought they were good.


Preg checking hiefers

Jessica, Joe,  Hillary, and I runnoft to a benefit sorting and roping Saturday. A cowboy and horse shoer friend of ours got kicked, breaking his leg, by an old gentle mare and is unable to work. We were all proud to help out and had a lot of fun.
Joe and Joe Paul