Silver Inlaid Spade Bit By Mike Morales

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Available here for your consideration is a silver inlaid spade bit by Mike Morales. The spade bit is a historic vaquero design, usually with highly decorated shanks and a mouthpiece that includes the bar, a port with a cricket, and a "spoon" above the port, which is generally supported by braces on either side. Only expert horseman could use them properly and horses spent years in training before graduating to the spade. Here is a silver mounted example of the spade bit as executed by the highly collectible bit and spur maker Mike Morales and is hallmarked with his squashed M M on the mouth piece. A great sample of a spade bit by an expert maker that should be in your collection so buy it now!
MAKER: Hallmarked by Mike Morales (1888-1934).
APPROX AGE: Antique (meaning made prior to the 1930s).
SIZE: The mouth measures 5 1/8 inches wide, and is 8 1/2 inches long overall on the cheeks.
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.