HernandezBorn:1890S Died: Maker's Mark:
"HERNANDEZ SAN JOSE", "HERNANDEZ", "FXH"
In San Jose around the 1890s there were five different makers with the last name Hernandez who are assumed to be family members based on the similar style of engraving they used. These men all supplied bits and spurs for California saddleries such as F.M Stern, H. Messing and Son, Visalia, Main and Winchester and L.D. Stone. The Hernandez family did not mark all of their work, but many examples were though it can be difficult to assign pieces to an individual maker.
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