Friday, October 31, 2014

Back in bidniss

We got our first load of cattle for our winter grazing in this week. Pretty ladies out of South Dakota. We have had very good luck over the years with these northern cattle, and these will be no different.

Peanut says he is just happy to have a job again.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another set

Ladies size 5/8" band, 1 1/4 rowel, 1 1/2 shank, nickel silver for the decorations. I hope they win lots of money sorting!

As always, these are hand forged, one piece spurs. Made entirely by me in my shop.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Barrel horse spurs

Made for a barrel horse trainer that wanted some every day users. She was having trouble with an old set being a little severe at times, so I installed an 1 1/4" four point rowel. The bigger and smoother the rowel, the less severe. These are one piece, hand forged, using 4140 tool steel. The steel allows me to thin the bands down to reduce weight, while remaining super strong. At the end of the day, one doesn't feel like he or she has been wearing two anvils on his feet.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Damascus handle

Backwards, I know! A friend wanted to give a client something way different and this is what we came up with. I hollowed the knife handle and damascus scales out all I could to help with the weight, and it is no heavier than any other knife one would carry.
1018/203/nickel damascus handle, 52100 steel knife blade. 6.5" length.

To update a previous post, Gus, the wonder dog, has made a full recovery and has taken his place back on the ranger.
Gone are the memories of the pain and agony of killing a porcupine, he is back with the attitude that all small animals must die.
 Gus would like to thank each of you for the phone calls, emails, and comments.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The porcupine effect

Gus, the wonder dog, showed up at the door about eight last night in this condition. Again.
Half pit, half bassett, Gus has the stature of a bassett hound and the smarts of a bull dog. It is something with him weekly.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Big knives

Bigger than I usually get to make any way. Most have a 4.5 inch cutting edge. 1 - 1.25 inches wide. all are 3/16 inch at the spine.

Somebody's gonna have a merry Christmas!