Today I was thinking of some of the history of the boot jack and started thinking about when cowboys roamed the range here in Texas where I live.
If you take a look at the boot jack that I’ve included a few pictures of on this blog, you will see that it’s a rough creation. You can obviously tell it’s a roughly created item that’s mean to serve it’s purpose and be tough.
You can imagine a cowboy riding around with his boot jack strapped to the side of his horse. Chances are, it was used for many other functions such as cooking food over an open fire rotisiree style (if they had two boot jacks).
There’s also a very good chance that Spain was using boot jacks a long time ago as they also have a love for nice leather boots. What country began using a bootjack first will probably always be a mystery.
Very cool how this one little piece of simple history connects us to people across the world.
Until next time ya’ll,