Sunday, September 28, 2014

San Antonio knives

I finished these this morning and will mail them to the Sporting District tomorrow.
Dyed burl handle on top, antelope horn underneath

Mesquite, 1095/15n20/52100/nickel damascus. 7.5" leangth.

Giraffe bone and 1084/15n20 damascus. 6.5" leangth

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Louisiana knives

I received these back from Dwayne at Armoralleather today and will put them back in the mail to Louisiana in the morning.

My photography assistant, Fred

Nothing gets past him

Giraffe bone

mesquite handle
  Thanks Donnie!

Monday, September 22, 2014

A new dealer

I am proud to announce that The Sporting District, of San Antonio Texas, will be carrying my knives and other products.

These are the first two knives headed their way.
5160 based damascus steel, stainless bolster, buckeye burl handle

Giraffe bone handle

These knives will go to Armoralleather for a custom sheath, then on to the store. Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to working with you.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Shipping heifers

We shipped another load of heifers this morning. This load to a special sale in Fredricksburg, Texas.
They sell Wednesday.

Tom, under worked and overpaid

They heard the siren

An action photo if I have ever seen one

Texting and riding, more dangerous than RWI

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Top hand

The annual ranch rodeo in Cross Plains took place Saturday night. The competition was tough, as usual, with 10 of the 15 teams getting a time in every event.
 Tom Merryman, good friend, top horse trainer, and all around good guy, won the top hand award. I couldn't be prouder if I had won it myself.

 I always enjoy making these awards, and seeing someone like Tom, who will put it to good use, makes it even better.

More pictures as I get them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Anyone that thinks there is no need for high capacity magazines has never stepped on one of these in the tall grass.
Things I found funny or true;
A picture from the border patrol. A captured illegal was wearing these.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Inlayed spurs and a bit

The spurs will stay on the ranch. Jessica needed a longer shank, bigger rowel spur for some horses she is now riding, and this is what I came up with. They are one piece spurs with a two inch Marfa shank, inch and three quarter rowel. Fine silver for the inlay.
 I figure I've took care of Christmas and a birthday.
The bit will be my auction piece for the trappings in Llano, Texas. I'll post more on this as the event gets closer.
If you really need one to stop, this one should do it. I've rode a lot of these style mouth pieces on calf and heel horses, yet it is kind enough to use riding across the pasture.