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post #21 of 37 Old 12-06-2011, 10:03 PM
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Make me an offer. I knew it was gonna be worth some bucks when the original bitmaker passed...
Send me some pics!

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It was Ernie or whoever was working for him that offered me $200 for the bit I have. That was about 5 years ago.
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I will post a pic of it when I get home, I am work.
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Ok, I stand corrected, for Ernies silver bits, of his design are about $2000.

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I want a nice bit. :(
Best thing I have is a custom Myler the brothers made for their own personal use and then sold to me....but that's not all that exciting.

A few years ago I saw an old spade bit at a trade show for sale for something like $150 or so....but I didn't know whether that was a good price or if it was a mass-produced cheapy, so I didn't get it. Neat, though. Cheeks were an Aztec or Indian woman.
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To be honest with you, I never rode in the spade bit. I polished it up & store with the family silver in a velvet case, lol! My daughter sometimes takes it out & looks at it when we use the silverware. Best western bit I have found, many horses I ride/have ridden work/worked very well in is a Robart pinchless bit. I like their reiner. Don't seem to be that common, but I found 2 here locally and other's have ordered them in. Haven't seen anyone mention them on this forum.
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To be honest with you, I never rode in the spade bit. I polished it up & store with the family silver in a velvet case, lol! My daughter sometimes takes it out & looks at it when we use the silverware. Best western bit I have found, many horses I ride/have ridden work/worked very well in is a Robart pinchless bit. I like their reiner. Don't seem to be that common, but I found 2 here locally and other's have ordered them in. Haven't seen anyone mention them on this forum.
Robart? I have never heard of him/them? What's the history?

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I want a nice bit. :(
Best thing I have is a custom Myler the brothers made for their own personal use and then sold to me....but that's not all that exciting.

A few years ago I saw an old spade bit at a trade show for sale for something like $150 or so....but I didn't know whether that was a good price or if it was a mass-produced cheapy, so I didn't get it. Neat, though. Cheeks were an Aztec or Indian woman.
Bits are kinda like saddles, you really have to pick and choose and there is always knock-offs. I find some stuff on Ebay but mostly we trade with guys we know with the same caliber of stuff. If have a cheekpiece and/or mouthpiece in mind I can either keep an eye out or let you know what would be worth your money.

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Never heard of him, but his bits are almost identical to Greg Darnell's but about half the price!

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