California Style Spurs Attributed To Hernandez Brothers

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Available here for your consideration are California style spurs attributed to the Hernandez Brothers. These spurs feature silver engraved inlays on one side, while the other side showcases chased designs in the steel. They also have original heel chains, chap guard, and drop shanks. The ten point handmade rowel and beautifully stamped leather straps with raised concho style buttons finish off these spurs nicely. 
The Hernandez Brothers work was rarely marked as they made items under contract for the various retailers, but many agree that the, one, two, or three punch marks on an item often indicates a Hernandez brother made it. The history of bits and spurs in North America begins with the Spanish who first came to the new world in the 1500s, bringing horses and livestock with them. The Spanish colonial style is the predecessor of the Californian and Mexican styles we know today. These spurs are fine examples of that heritage. Get them today!
MAKER: Attributed to the Hernandez Brothers.  Research suggests there were five Hernandez's who made bits and spurs which were sold through various retailers such as Visalia, Main and Winchester, F.M. Stern and L.D. Stone. They were rarely marked.
APPROX AGE: Circa late 1800s to early 1900s.
SIZE: The heel openings measure 2 3/4 inches, the band width measures 5/8 inch and the shanks measure 1 7/8 inches long overall. 
CONDITION: Average to good for their age, normal wear and minor imperfections expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.