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Did HK really discontinue Aramas bridles?

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  • Did HK really discontinue Aramas bridles?

    I purchased an Aramas and LOVED it so much that I decided to buy one for my other horse...When I called my tack guy he said to get it now as they aren't making any more!!! Is this true or does he have faulty info?

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    Did they change the name to Dy'on??? Or am I way off base here?

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    • #3
      I could be wrong, but Im pretty sure the Dy'on brand came out before Aramas and are not affiliated.

      Too bad, I have an Aramas and love it! They were great quality!

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      • #4
        I just got some Aramis bridles for my tack shop last month. Far as I know, Harmon Kraft is still making them.
        www.thehuntinghorn.com

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        • #5
          If I really wanted to know, I'd call someone like Justbridles.com who sells a ton of Aramas bridles. They could probably confirm (or contradict) what your local vendor said.

          FWIW, Harmohn Kraft does a lot of contract work for a lot of brands. If you liked your Aramas, you'll probably like the other stuff they're making under other names.
          Last edited by jn4jenny; Apr. 2, 2011, 10:38 AM.
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          • #6
            that would be sad! i love my aramas bridle. so soft and gorgeous!

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            • #7
              I talked to the JustBridles people a month or two ago and they said that Aramas was bought from HK and is now made by someone else. My impression is that the new version is not the same quality as the original.

              Sigh, I really do love my Aramas.

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              • #8
                From what I heard, the head of HK wants to get out of the manufacturing end of the business so as someone else said, another company will wind up making the bridles.
                Five Star Tack

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                  #9
                  Well that's too bad...Thanks for the info!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by redlight View Post
                    From what I heard, the head of HK wants to get out of the manufacturing end of the business so as someone else said, another company will wind up making the bridles.
                    So if this is the case, I wonder who will be making the SmartPak bridles in the future, too?

                    Poo on all counts.
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                    • #11
                      If HK gets out of the manufacturing business, that's really to bad.

                      You ought to elevate the status of this thread to a big PSA: "Yo, heads up-- buy now before this good-tack-for-the-money manufacturer goes extinct."

                      HK does make a lot of stuff for a lot of different brands. The quality of the leather would vary, but the workmanship was/is uniformly nice for the total price of the tack.

                      At its apex, Aramas was a great answer to Edgewood which was in its decadent phase.
                      The armchair saddler
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lkramer View Post
                        Did they change the name to Dy'on??? Or am I way off base here?
                        You're way off, by a few hundred dollars. Dy'on have been around much longer than Aramas, and makes a very high end product, with price to match.

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                        • #13
                          Hello Everyone,

                          My name is Tina Mohan my father is Raj Mohan who is owner of Harmohn Kraft. I'm just here to let everyone know that we have NOT discontinued manufacturing and ARAMAS, AMERICANA, and REGAL are still being made in our own factories.

                          We would like to thank everyone for their kind comments and support. We are also happy to announce that we will soon launch a new line of ladies accessories (purses, wristbands, wallets, duffle bags, and so on) under the Aramas label.

                          Thank you once again!

                          Tina Mohan

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Harmohn Kraft View Post
                            Hello Everyone,

                            My name is Tina Mohan my father is Raj Mohan who is owner of Harmohn Kraft. I'm just here to let everyone know that we have NOT discontinued manufacturing and ARAMAS, AMERICANA, and REGAL are still being made in our own factories.

                            We would like to thank everyone for their kind comments and support. We are also happy to announce that we will soon launch a new line of ladies accessories (purses, wristbands, wallets, duffle bags, and so on) under the Aramas label.

                            Thank you once again!

                            Tina Mohan
                            Thank you so much for letting us know! Very happy to hear that the bridles have not been discontinued as they are a very nice product at a good price point.

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                            • #15
                              I'm so glad Tina came on here to clear up any confusion. The Aramas bridles are so lovely! He had also made a couple saddles I saw at the January equestrian trade show that were GORGEOUS. And under $1500. I really hope he comes out with a saddle line.

                              The purses are beautiful also.

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                              • #16
                                I have to chime in and say I bought an HK bridle called the 'Americana' after admiring a friend's for about a year, and it's one of the most beautiful bridles I've seen! It's breaking in perfectly, has a beautiful two tone havana/chesnut color with raised padded noseband and fancy stitching. I love it. It was hard to find but I'm so glad I did. I will have to check out the other items made by HK.

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                                • #17
                                  Who makes this stuff up ?

                                  Harhmonkraft has been around way way longer than Dy'on.
                                  As per the note by Tina Mohan they are very much in business.

                                  The idea that Raj who grew up as a bridlemaker would be having someone else make the product for them is insane...

                                  How about some fact checking before such ridiculous statements are made.

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                                  • #18
                                    in all fairness, the OP didn't "make stuff up". In fact s/he asked a question, specifically questioning whether it was faulty info. An lo and behold, good information was obtained.

                                    Seems to me this is more of a triumph of fact over fiction or am I missing something?
                                    Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by PROTACKGUY View Post
                                      Harhmonkraft has been around way way longer than Dy'on.

                                      How about some fact checking before such ridiculous statements are made.
                                      I said Aramas has been around longer than Dy'on, I was referring to that particular line, not HK in general. No need to get so huffy about it.

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                                      • #20
                                        Referring to this post.

                                        "I could be wrong, but Im pretty sure the Dy'on brand came out before Aramas and are not affiliated."

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