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Matthew Humphreys

Birth place or City of origin: Dickens
State of origin: TX
Last known City: Lubbock
Last known State: TX
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Matthew Humphreys’ roots run deep in the ranching heritage. His grandfather, Jim Humphreys, is only the sixth man to have managed the famous Pitchfork Land and Cattle Company. Matt grew up in Dickens, Texas, and learned much of his spur and bit making techniques from helping and watching his dad, Jimbo, who manages the Guitar Ranches at Spur. Matt took an interest in the craft and started making spurs and bits in his spare time while still in high school.

While on a break from classes at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Matt spent a few days with a life long family friend, Joe Spiller, who helped him refine some of his techniques. He attended a series of engraving classes at Johny Weyert’s in Alpine, Texas. By the time that he graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science, he had already set up his own spur and bit making shop in Lubbock.

Humphrey’s work is turning heads from coast to coast by cowboys and collectors alike. He has also built several pieces for J Martin Basinger. He has been making the trophy awards for the legendary Motley-Dickens County Old Settlers Reunion at Roaring Springs, Texas. Past makers for these coveted awards include Adolph Bayers, Billy Klapper, Tommy Spraberry, Russell Yates and Jimbo Humphreys.


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