Great Old Spade Bit Attributed To Estrada

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Available here for your consideration is a great old spade bit attributed to either Juan or Jose Estrada based on the style and engraving. The bit is decorated with engraved overlay designs and a concho on the cheek. It still has old, period correct rein chains attached. 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. This bit is a fine example of that heritage, made by a well known maker. Make your bid today!
MAKER: Attributed to either Juan or Jose Estrada. 
APPROX AGE: Late 1800s - early 1900s. 
SIZE: The mouth measures 4 7/8 inches wide, and is 8 7/8 inches long overall on the cheeks. (if applicable say) 
CONDITION: Good for its 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.