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How to fit riding spurs

Image credit: joebrent Riding spurs come in all different shapes and sizes, but this is just a general guide to fitting them. Start by fitting the heel of your boot into the U-shaped part of the spur known as the Yoke or Shank. The boot spur should rest at the top of the heel, where […]

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Buying Antique Western Spurs

Here are a list of things to remember and consider when buying any antique westerns spurs or collectable boot spurs. They are not a definitive guide of what to look for but these points will help you with buying items at auctions and finding new gems for your boot spur collection. History Make sure that […]

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Cowboy Spur Makers – The BIG 3

When you talk about Cowboy Spurs and the makers of western bits, buckles, spurs and tack there are 3 famous makers, referred to as “The BIG 3” that are most common. Collectors of western memorabilia know these makers as a testament of quality, originality and genuine American history. North and Judd Renalde Crockett North and […]

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Half Mounted Spurs

When purchasing a pair of cowboy spurs or vintage cowboy spurs, it is important to know as much information about the item you are buying. As you become more proficient in knowing the marks of the spur makers and the different designs of rowels, you will be able to spot a pair of North and […]

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Full Mounted Spurs

If you are looking for the best pair of antique western spurs to add to your collection, you might want to consider getting yourself a pair of Full Mounted Spurs or Double Mounted Spurs. This term refers to the extra designs, images or “flash” that are mounted all around both sides of the cowboy spur […]

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Goose Neck Spurs

What are goose neck spurs? The term Goose Neck Spurs refers to the design on the Shank or neck that protrudes from the rear of the spur to the rowel at the end. Any design that curves slightly in the middle or towards the end is classed as being a goose neck shape. I guess […]

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The Spur: History, Art, Culture, Function

This book is a must if you are interested in collecting anything related to western american memorabilia. The book, part of a 3 part series on cowboy gear, features photographs by David R. Stoecklein showing cowboys spurs and related items in glorious color and in perfect detail. The amazing workmanship can be seen in each […]

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Cavalry Spurs

The use of boot spurs in a military cavalry is something that historically has been used in many different militia throughout the ages. Cavalry Spurs were widely used as items of award or as a sign of rank and experience within a cavalry and were given to those soldiers who had progressed on to more […]

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Cowboy Spur Heel Chain

An important part of the cowboy spur is the heel chain. Although this item is not really required to keep the spurs on your boots (depending on the spur design), it does add a little extra flash and show. The spur heel chain is designed go around the back of the wearers boot but many […]

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