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Whether you're riding a hot-blooded bronco or a cold-blooded draft-horse off the old family farm, these will get your horse up to speed.

To make these handmade cowboy boot spurs I acquired the steel at  Missco  , a locally-owned steel supplier based in Hyattsville, MD. The leather was salvaged from Phillips Shoe Repair on Upshur Street in Washington, DC after that business closed thanks to a connection with a friend of mine at  Furthermore . The tub taps came from a local architectural salvage store,  Vintage House Parts and Radiators .

To make these handmade cowboy boot spurs I acquired the steel at Missco , a locally-owned steel supplier based in Hyattsville, MD. The leather was salvaged from Phillips Shoe Repair on Upshur Street in Washington, DC after that business closed thanks to a connection with a friend of mine at Furthermore. The tub taps came from a local architectural salvage store, Vintage House Parts and Radiators.

I created some handmade spurs as a gift to an interior designer client/friend of mine, because, well, why not? DC may not be horse country, but equestrian themes know no bounds in custom art fabrication.

The jinglebobs (the actual technical term for the spur part of the spur) are the knobs from the tap on a salvaged claw-foot tub, and the rest is made out of scrap steel and leather I had at my studio. The welds aren't much to look at and tub spurs serve no actual practical purpose, but it was nice to make a friend and client laugh.