Barak Freeman Bit #14

Barak Freeman Bit #14

Barak Freeman is a self-taught silversmith who originally became interested in silverwork as a young teenager.  He wanted nice gear but couldn’t afford it on his cowboying wages so he started reading silversmithing books and watching old VHS tapes.  He built his first bit when he was 16 years old and he spent the next six years building bits, spurs, saddle silver and a small amount of jewelry.  A move to town and a new job in construction left him with no time or workspace for his projects so he quit silversmithing when he was in his early 20’s.  He only recently got his tools set back up and is getting back in to building bits following a 12 year hiatus.

Barak likes to produce functional pieces that can and will be used.  He would rather see his work hanging on someone’s horse than hanging on a wall.  He enjoys doing inlays on his bits.

He currently lives in Spring Creek, Nevada with his wife and two young sons.  He owns and operates his own trucking company and enjoys spending time with his family, roping, riding colts and teaching his kids.

Winning Bid: $2,200.00

Item condition: New

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