This laced strap has 23 "petal" bells that date to the late 1800s and early 1900s. They graduate in size as follows: #2 (1 1/4") - #3 - #3 - #3 - #4 - #4 - #5 - #5 - #7 - #8 - #9 - #10 (2 1/4") - and back down to a #2 bell.
The lining strap and bell strap are laced together, an uncommon style used for some bell straps made in the early to mid 1800s. The finished bell strap is 1 1/2" wide and about 4 1/2 feet long from buckle to buckle.
A separate billet buckles onto the bell strap to complete the piece. Billets in a variety of lengths can be made to fit different horses. The 18 inch collar shown with this bell strap will fit many light horses and large ponies.
This particular item is a custom, one-of-a-kind project made for a past client. Items in this Custom Projects section are for information only; they are not available for regular sale.
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