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        03-20-2013, 12:29 AM
      #11
    Showing
    Can I see a pic of your old Kenway? BTW, put $700 in your pocket and not a dollar more. Have it in large bills. Go back and ask about the saddle again and ask if they'd take $700 and pull it out of your pocket. "This is all I have". Whoever took the saddle in there got maybe $250 if they were lucky. My son got an incredible camera with a bag full of accessories (Canon) this way. I do the same thing, pull out the cash so the seller sees it. They don't really want you putting it back in your pocket and leaving. If the seller hesitates, pocket the money and leave. You'll probably get called back.
         
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        03-20-2013, 09:08 AM
      #12
    Foal
    My trainer has almost the exact same saddle, I used to ride in it before I got my Silver Supreme earlier this week. The only difference is that the silver along the pommel has more of a rectangular shape on the one here. Same colour, same silver placing, and it's a Billy Cook. If it's genuine you have yourself a good deal, very nice saddle!
         
        03-20-2013, 10:26 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Can I see a pic of your old Kenway? BTW, put $700 in your pocket and not a dollar more. Have it in large bills. Go back and ask about the saddle again and ask if they'd take $700 and pull it out of your pocket. "This is all I have". Whoever took the saddle in there got maybe $250 if they were lucky. My son got an incredible camera with a bag full of accessories (Canon) this way. I do the same thing, pull out the cash so the seller sees it. They don't really want you putting it back in your pocket and leaving. If the seller hesitates, pocket the money and leave. You'll probably get called back.
    Good solid advise IMO , that's how I've gotten many a deal.

    Boone
         
        03-20-2013, 01:18 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Can I see a pic of your old Kenway? BTW, put $700 in your pocket and not a dollar more. Have it in large bills. Go back and ask about the saddle again and ask if they'd take $700 and pull it out of your pocket. "This is all I have". Whoever took the saddle in there got maybe $250 if they were lucky. My son got an incredible camera with a bag full of accessories (Canon) this way. I do the same thing, pull out the cash so the seller sees it. They don't really want you putting it back in your pocket and leaving. If the seller hesitates, pocket the money and leave. You'll probably get called back.
    Ah, great advice! I wasn't too sure that bartering is an option in pawn shops... but why not I guess? It's actually been there for at least two months too. And since I won't be going to look for at least another month then *IF* it's still there I'm sure this would work :) am crossing my fingers that it is still there. But otherwise, I'll just keep looking.

    I'm out at camp for another week but when I get home I'll have to take some pics of my old Kenway. I'll definitely always hang onto it for starting colts or doing packtrips and stuff as a second saddle... but it would be nice to have something a little nicer for showing.
         
        03-20-2013, 01:49 PM
      #15
    Showing
    When I lived in Calgary Kenways was my favorite haunt. They used to make saddles in a warehouse on 10th Ave SW. They bo't the rights to use the patterns from various US companies as no one would ship a saddle from the southern states, it just wasn't done.
         
        03-20-2013, 03:16 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Ah that's very cool! Are they still there?
         
        03-20-2013, 05:12 PM
      #17
    Showing
    When the LRT train was extended there went Kenway's store as it was in the way. Without a store front the shop closed down. When I came into a bit of money Kenway's was the first place I headed. Hubby came along. I glommed onto a handsome roper while he kept trying to persuade me to by lesser (cheaper) saddles. He had this idea I should share my inheritance with him. I bo't the saddle then told the clerk I'd like a good split ear with a throatlatch and a breastplate to match. All in all I parted with a month's wages worth of gear and never regretted it for a moment. I eventually got rid of my hubby but I still had my gear. That is why I'd love to see pics of your saddle.
         
        03-20-2013, 05:35 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    When the LRT train was extended there went Kenway's store as it was in the way. Without a store front the shop closed down. When I came into a bit of money Kenway's was the first place I headed. Hubby came along. I glommed onto a handsome roper while he kept trying to persuade me to by lesser (cheaper) saddles. He had this idea I should share my inheritance with him. I bo't the saddle then told the clerk I'd like a good split ear with a throatlatch and a breastplate to match. All in all I parted with a month's wages worth of gear and never regretted it for a moment. I eventually got rid of my hubby but I still had my gear. That is why I'd love to see pics of your saddle.
    Hahahaha!!! That's great... do you still have the saddle? I'd love to see a picture if you have one. Sad about the store though for sure.

    I don't know much of the story behind mine to be honest, or even what 'type' of saddle it's supposed to be - when I was about 15, I grew out of the saddle I'd been using. My grandfather used to own an outfitting area and there was a shed full of saddles at the home ranch. I was lucky enough to pick out whichever one I wanted, and Dad convinced me that the Kenway was the way to go. It has obviously had some hard use, but it's held up incredibly well. I'd love to find out what year it was made and stuff.
         
        03-20-2013, 05:54 PM
      #19
    Started
    Your current saddle has bear toothmarks??????? Do you have a story to go with that?

    Nice saddle you are looking at. I think the silver is fairly modest and if you want to use it for a show saddle why would you want to remove some of the silver?
    And as far as making an offer...any time something is resale I think it is open for offers. It never hurts to try and you might get a really good deal.
    Good luck and happy shopping!
         
        03-20-2013, 07:47 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Well, although it would be used in shows I'd probably still use it as an everyday saddle too. I feel like the Kenway pushes me into more of a chair seat than other saddles is the reason why... maybe it's just me, but I HAVE ridden in other saddles that didn't make it nearly as difficult to keep my legs where they should be. It's totally fine for the trail and maybe I've amplified the issue in my own head, but it frustrates me in the arena.

    I just don't really know anyone who has much silver on their saddles aside from a couple conchos!

    As for the toothmarks - not too great a story really (my dad's has them too lol). We hang them on railings at most bush camps and cover them in tarps - bears think they're a pretty intriguing thing to chew on!
         

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