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Hand Forged for Texas Cowboys

Kurt D. House

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ISBN 10: 0963894773 / ISBN 13: 9780963894779
Published by Three Rivers Pub. Co, 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Hand Forged for Texas Cowboys

Publisher: Three Rivers Pub. Co

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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One of the few books available on cowboy spurs and their origins, this book has graphs, charts, illustrations and over 200 photos demonstrating the origin, manufacture, blacksmithing, distribution, rarity and value of cowboy bits and spurs and their makers from Spanish to Mexican, Texan to modern times. Texas history as well as the history of the bottle opener type spur. It includes a full biography of the Texas spur maker, Joe Bianchi.

About the Author:

I buy, sell and appraise antique arms and all kinds of western memorabilia. I have published 6 books on related subjects from archeology (abd on PhD) to antique arms and natural history. I am a Life Member and Director of the Colt Collectors Association and the current Publications Chairman. I am a Life Member also of the NRA, Texas Gun Collectors Association (Past President) and the National Bit, Spur and Saddle Collectors Association where I am also currently on the Board of Directors and Director of the Former Texas Ranger Foundation. I also buy, sell and appraise Western Americana such as holsters, spurs, saddles, chaps, badges, photos, etc. I personally founded the American Fan Collectors Association in 1980 and we also publish a quarterly magazine.

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