I bought this years ago from Dover, all I remember is it was in the "H/J" section, and was over $200 - I thought it was KK Aurigan, but I can't find a hallmark on it anywhere now - any ideas as to what it could be? Is it just a regular eggbutt - I don't usually see such thin rings - and what is the mouth material? Any input appreciated, I don't really know which horse to use it for, or if I should just swap it for one I'd use more!
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Could it be a Herm Sprenger, do they not have any hallmarks on them? Bc I can't think what else would have been so expensive. It really doesn't matter, but it's driving me crazy! I've always found the corners a bit fat for my horse too - does that make it a softer bit?
It looks like a mikmar to me. All of the Herm Sprenger bits have a marking on them. I have seen 10 year old ones where you can still read the KK or the Germany stamp on them. My best guess is a mikmar or a stubben.
I remember these bits from back in the day and seem to think they were hollow with brass overlay on the mouth. I remember them to have been popular for a while as the "soft" bit for training youngsters and then they were found to be so fat that they actually kept a number of horses from being able to close thier mouths. I haven't seen any in years and never liked it enough to add to my arsenal. I still can't remember who it was made by. Maybe Korsteel for Miller's?