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At one time Renalde was the largest maker of bits and spurs in America but they went out of business in 1980.
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I know nothing about spurs other than how it's spelt, that said dumb question time. Is there a left and right or are they interchangeable?
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It depends. If there is any decoration it will only be on one side, so there is a left and a right spur. Some simple spurs, like this Buermann pair, are interchangeable.
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nrobertb wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:57 pm
It depends. If there is any decoration it will only be on one side, so there is a left and a right spur. Some simple spurs, like this Buermann pair, are interchangeable.
Cool, thank you for the education. From some pictures I've seen the leather portion that goes over the front of the boot appeared to be an irregular shape, although it could be an optical illusion. Hence the right left question, and yes they were decorated so it makes sense to me now.
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Many spur makers also offered bits. This one is from Renalde.
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Here is another pair of prison made spurs. They usually aren't marked with the name of the maker, but are recognizable by their characteristics.
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Adolph Bayers made spurs in Gilliland, Texas from the 1930's into the 1970's. His work was popular with cowboys and polo players. Most pieces were custom made.
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Several members of the Boone family produced spurs, bit and other items in incredible profusion in several different states.
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Another pair of Boone spurs.
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Randy Butters of Homer, Michigan has made over a thousand pairs of spurs since the 1980s.
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Here is a pair of early California style spurs.
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These spurs by E. Garcia are a copy of the ones worn by early cowboy star Tom Mix.
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An old Frazier catalog.
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Here's a pair of McChesney "gal leg" spurs. The rowels are unusual in that they only rotate part way. They look like the ones shown in the above catalog.
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Here is a rather crude pair marked Keith.
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