Authentic Western style is definitely not subtle. Stick to your cowboy roots by never leaving your riding accessories unadorned. Add a bit of flashy decoration to your saddle by shopping the selection of saddle conchos from Montana Silversmiths. Conchos are metal disks that feature two small slits to allow them to be attached to saddle strings. The saddle strings are then used to secure the saddle’s skirts to the saddle tree. Another version of the concho features a wooden screw back instead of the saddle string slits. These saddle accessories can be as plain or as ornate as you’d like. When you shop our selection of conchos, you’ll be able to upgrade your plain disks for beautifully engraved, Western-style saddle decorations.
The conchos from Montana Silversmiths are carefully crafted from silver electroplated metal. This design choice is important for the durability of the conchos. By using a strong base metal and electroplating, we are helping your conchos keep their shine while lasting through many uses. These saddle conchos are all intricately engraved in order to provide distinct American Western style to your saddle accessories. Some of the symbols and imagery used in the designs include twisted rope, starbursts, sunburst trim and flowers. Each of these conchos is also available in multiple sizes. Most styles can be purchased in both the slit and screw styles, as well. This means that there is a set of conchos for every saddle in our collection and or they make a great accents pieces for leather crafting of all kinds and or for use wherever your imagination takes you. .
One example of the conchos you will find in this collection includes narrow, diamond-shaped engraved conchos with engraved scrolling. The silver starburst concho features a thick rope border with a line-drawn starburst in the center of the circle. The sunburst trim engraved concho features a round interior shape and multiple points on the border so that it resembles the sun. The clear edge engraved concho features a smooth border with an interior that is engraved with a floral pattern. A similar design is engraved on the twisted rope trim concho. The only difference is that the smooth edge is replaced with a rope border. The Sheridan-style conchos also feature a floral engraving with a thicker rope border.