Trappings of Texas 2019 Premier Artist

Frank “Buddy” Knight
Marfa, TX

Buddy Knight, a well-known blacksmith, cowboy and silversmith has worked on ranches for over forty years. He began making bits and spurs because his years of cowboying taught him the necessity of good quality working gear. He is a master of metal fabrication for the ranch or ranch house.

In 1988, Buddy started making spurs full time. He specializes in contemporary cowboy style bits and spurs of cold rolled steel with sterling, copper or brass overlays. Buddy also produces hand-cut, hand-engraved, Western style jewelry, conchos and trim. His work has been displayed for many years in Trappings of Texas. In 1995, he was invited to display his spurs at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada. In 1996, Buddy demonstrated spur making at the 25th Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio.