These are high quality period correct reproduction cavalry bits (1840's
to 1870). They have a 5" standard width (mouth) between cheek
shanks. It is black metal with brass (no rust) US emblems on each
side. For Confederate use, the US brass emblems can be easily removed
Choice of black metal curb chain (period correct) or Stainless Steel.
Curb chains are adjustable. Note: Unlike the original bits of the Civil
War which required high ports for control of most of the green broke
horse used during battles, these bits come with low ports for the comfort
of our domesticated/fully broke horses while still gives you the control
most riders prefer for normal use. Easy maintenance with a little
vegetable oil rubbed over the bit after each use.
Sweatwater Curved Shank Cavalry Bit
Product No. 8102
These bits are stainless steel with a center 5" copper mouth with low
port. The bit is heavy duty and includes separate curb strap holes built
into the cheekpiece separate from the bridle and reins holes.