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Gun engraved Rosette with silver inlay

Bob Scalese grew up in the sweetgrass hills of Montana on a cattle ranch and dryland farm that his grandmother homesteaded. Diane grew up on her family's sugarbeet and grain farm in Minnesota. Bob and Diane have been building bits and spurs for others since 1985. The Scalese duo conceived, designed and build the special equipment, jigs and benders needed for well balanced, good working pieces. Their goal is to build good, solid, working spurs and bits that are also beautiful to look at. Diane is also a member of the Firearms engraver guild of America. Click on the links below to see some off Sweetwater's work.


  • Bob and Diane's work has been shown at:

  • CM Russell Art auction

  • Trappings of the American West in Flagstaff, Arizona

  • Trappings of Texas in Alpine, Texas

  • Cowboy Antics and Collectables in Cody, Wyoming

  • Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities

  • Big Horn Gallery in Cody, Wyoming

  • Beyond the 98th Meridian in Sedona, Arizona

  • Pincher Creek Cowboy Poetry Gathering

  • Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada

Sweetwater Spurs Sweetwater Spurs
Sweetwater Bits Sweetwater Bits


If you have any questions or comments you can contact Bob and Diane Scalese at:


Sweetwater Silver
Box 1
Big Sandy, MT 59520
Phone (406) 378 2414

E Mail Sweetwater


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