Mexican Chihuahua Spurs

Another popular collectors item and one that is quite widely traded at shows and online are the Mexican spurs, worn by the Vaqeuero (the Spanish name in the US for cowboys or cattle herders).  These cast iron spurs were quite basic in design and often had very minimal flair or silver-work, but their unique look have made them very desirable to collectors.

The hall-marks of a pair of Mexican cowboy spurs can be summarized as follows:

  • Larger rowells with many points.
  • Simple design.
  • Basic or crude patterning or surface design.
  • Chunky or larger heel-bands.

The Mexican boot spur may also have a "Pajados" or "Jingle Bob" attached.  The Jingle Bob is a item that attaches to the rowell. This item gives the cowboy spur its distinctive jingle sound when walking.

mexican cowboy spurs

Vintage Spurs Civil War Era Chihuahua Type Texas 3 Rowel
Vintage Spurs Civil War Era Chihuahua Type Texas 3 Rowel
$150.00
Vintage Antique Single Mexican Chihuahua Spur
Vintage Antique Single Mexican Chihuahua Spur
$69.95
ANTIQUE EARLY PANCHO VILLA ERA MEXICAN CHIHUAHUA STYLE CALIFORNIA VAQUERO SPURS
ANTIQUE EARLY PANCHO VILLA ERA MEXICAN CHIHUAHUA STYLE CALIFORNIA VAQUERO SPURS
$2,950.00
Vintage Mexican Double Mounted Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice
Vintage Mexican Double Mounted Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice
$90.00
Sweet Iron Single Silver Mounted Heart Shank Chihuahua Spurs
Sweet Iron Single Silver Mounted Heart Shank Chihuahua Spurs
$49.95
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice set 16
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice set 16
$44.95
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice set 15
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice set 15
$44.95
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice set  2
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Nice set 2
$39.95
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Damaged 17
Mexican Hand Engraved Silver over Iron Pair of Spurs Chihuahua Damaged 17
$27.95