Ricardo Spurs

ricardo spursRicardo spurs are not antiques and can be considered to be of a more contemporary or modern design and manufacturing process.  The Ricardo Metal Manufacturers company started making spurs in the 1930s in Denver, Colorado and then Victoria, Texas.

However, they are now considered to be one of the finest makers of Cowboy Spurs and their punchy spurs are highly collectible.

Often decorated with flower type motifs such as clovers, these steel or aluminium fancy spurs will make a great addition to any collection.

It is widely considered that Ed Newhagen, of the Ricardo company was the originator of the aluminum bit and although this process and metal was used to make spurs and other types of trap, it was not used for long - but not before it made him and the Ricardo company lots of money.

They also manufactured spurs made from steel, which were often mounted with bronze or silver over nickel plated brass.

Ricardo Spurs Markings and identification

ricardo spurs markingThe spurs were stamped in various different places with the word RICARDO or DON RICARDO (in script writing). Other spurs were stamped DON RICARDO and NICKEL SILVER.

Many items were made with inlayed Sterling silver on nickel plated brass shanks.  Others were made with bronze decorations over polished nickel.

Ricardo spurs are quite easy to buy from second hand sites such as eBay.  There are also many catalogs available to buy if you are interested in owning those too.

Vintage Ricardo Bronc Spurs
Vintage Ricardo Bronc Spurs
$79.99
VINTAGE ANTIQUE DON RICARDO SPURS Marked RICARDOYouth childrens
VINTAGE ANTIQUE DON RICARDO SPURS Marked RICARDOYouth childrens
$149.99
Vintage Ricardo Bronc Cowboy Spurs With Horse  Horseshoe  Leather Straps
Vintage Ricardo Bronc Cowboy Spurs With Horse Horseshoe Leather Straps
$125.00
Vintage Ricardo Spurs Nickel Silver with 10 point stars
Vintage Ricardo Spurs Nickel Silver with 10 point stars
$105.00
COLLECTIBLE PAIR of VINTAGE WESTERN COWBOY SPURS DON RICARDO
COLLECTIBLE PAIR of VINTAGE WESTERN COWBOY SPURS DON RICARDO
$25.00
Vintage Ricardo Spurs Cowboy Spurs with Spur Straps Boot Spurs
Vintage Ricardo Spurs Cowboy Spurs with Spur Straps Boot Spurs
$45.00
Vintage Used western Ricardo spurs aluminum maker marked The Standard
Vintage Used western Ricardo spurs aluminum maker marked The Standard
$65.00
Vintage Ricardo Silver Cowboy Spurs Western Bareback
Vintage Ricardo Silver Cowboy Spurs Western Bareback
$69.99
NICE GOOD VINTAGE PAIR OF RICARDO NICKEL SILVER WESTERN COWBOY SPURS
NICE GOOD VINTAGE PAIR OF RICARDO NICKEL SILVER WESTERN COWBOY SPURS
$220.00