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George Blackwood got his start building spurs with his father, Bob, an accomplished rodeo cowboy. When Bob passed away, the family business was taken over by George and the original maker’s mark of BB was changed to G Blackwood. George decided to make some very personal changes which included drawing his own designs while making custom spurs to fit each customer’s needs. George’s objective is to stay focused on the quality, not the quantity of his work
George Blackwood grew-up helping his father run the Bob Blackwood Spur Co. At the age of 20, he began making his own spurs while pursuing a rodeo career for the PRCA, IRPA and CRA. Following his father’s death in 1998, George assumed the helm of the family business changing the maker’s mark to G Blackwood while pursuing his own unique silver patterns. Today he hand-engraves his distinctive designs while offering a broad line that includes bits, spurs, saddle hardware, stirrups, buckles and even some jewelry. George’s clients have included the King Ranch, and corporate leaders from Toyota, Texas Motor Speedway, the NFR and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Blackwood is a member of the Texas Style Bit and Spur makers Association and the NBSSCA.