A Nickel Wilson Snaffle Bit

A Wilson snaffle. The cheekpieces would attach to one bit ring, and the reins to the other - increasing the severity of the bit, although they can be used with two sets of reins so that one set gives a normal snaffle action.
This bit is stamped “Solid Nickel Cannot Rust”.
This bit illustrates the potential weakness of nickel, the rings have bent a little and the metal is showing signs of fatigue at the central joint.

Mouthpiece 13cm (5")
Weight 463g (1lb ¼oz)

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