There is a two-jointed snaffle made by Horse & More in association with Herm Sprenger, and it's only $40 at Dover. There are also Korsteel versions of this bit, although I thought the middle link was larger. What I'm trying to say, is you can go cheaper than the Mikmar, although I think it's a perfectly fine bit too. The H&M bit is surprisingly nice for $40. Mary's Tack will let you take Herm Sprenger bits out on trial, but I don't know that you were looking for a $200 bit.
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