I want to show you a bit of my husband’s leather work today. Spur leathers, specifically.
Don’t know what they are? Basically, they are a piece of leather that holds the spur onto the boot. But like most cowboy gear – they are usually made to be fashionable as well as functional.
My husband does amazing leather work. I am always impressed with the attention to detail and the quality of work he produces. Yes – I am prejudiced, 😉 but I have been to many leather shops and shows with him, and I have seen a lot of work. I still think his is outstanding.
Like any good artist – he tends to be his own worst critic – pointing out flaws. I, on the other hand – have no problem bragging him up. No problem, I tell you!
Check out the fancy silver buckles on these babies.
The thud of his hammer is often heard during tooling… For those of you new to the business – he cuts the designs into the leather using a very sharp little swivel knife, then he uses a small steel ‘stamp’ and pounds the leather down in places – to give the design a 3D effect.
Another pair of custom spurs. Beautiful. Oh wait… actually – I think these are his own spur leathers! Yes, he wears his own handwork. Rides in his own saddle, too. (cinched down with his wife’s hand-made cinch.)
Check out the gorgeous Jeremiah Watt spurs! Pretty, pretty! Here’s another pair of custom spurs.
If you want to order spur leathers (or any leather item) just contact me, or shoot Cliff an email at ckcustomleather (at) gmail (dot) com.