This bit came from the house of a member of he Habsburg family
It is made of steel. The hollow mouthpiece is gently arched and narrows in the middle. A tight seam is visible on its underside.
The cheeks are straight.
Each cheek bears a lip strap loop and a separate curb rein ring,.
The bit still has its original curb hooks.
It has a beautiful hand forged heavy steel curb chain whose links graduate in size.
There are no maker's marks or stamps.
Dimensions : mouthpiece 12cm (4¾"), cheeks 18cm (7") not including rein loops
Weight 508g (1 lb 2 oz)
Ref : bit743
Price :£60.00 (+ £4.85 insured shipping within UK which should take 24-48 hours),
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