A true cowboy collectible – bull’s leather horn guards. In the Old West of the past on a ranch one might find a favored bull corralled with his horn’s sheathed to deter him from gouging – especially from harming an intended mate. Here is the genuine article from a ranch in Eastern Oregon. Each leather sleeve is contoured to fit over the bull’s horn tips. This device fell out of use many years ago; these are about 100-120 years old (we are in possession of a version made of wood with leather straps & buckles). This set of heavy leather protectors measures approximately 25 inches end-to-end; each “glove” measures about 8 by 4 inches. A leather strap connects the two guards, is hinged with a rivet. Few of these horn sheaths have survived, so we are pleased to offer this truly hard-to-find artifact of the West. When will you see another?
Condition: Evidence of use as one would expect. Leather is in very good condition; deep age patina. Each sheath swivels freely on its grommet joint. Top seam of each sheath stitching is loose 1-2 inches. Leather was regularly seasoned with saddle soap, balm or buffalo butter to preserve and weather proof.
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