Frank (Buddy) Knight

Frank {Buddy} Knight was raised on a ranch south of Marfa, Texas and learned from his father and grandfather to appreciate quality gear. Early on he wanted to work with his hands and spur making was a perfect fit. He built his first pair of spurs in the Vocational Agriculture Shop at Marfa High School when he was fourteen. His work has been displayed at The Trappings of Texas in The Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University Alpine, Texas, at The Western Folk Life Center in Elko Nevada, The Cowboy Classic in Phoenix Arizona, and The Trappings on the Llano at the Llano County Historical Museum in Llano, Texas. He demonstrated spur making at the 25th Texas State Folk Life Festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, Texas. Today Buddy operates a shop in Marfa, Texas. He produces bits, spurs, silver buckles, jewelry, and some ornamental iron.