MMD003 Stainless steel shanks are 5” from the top of the headstall ring to the point of pull at the rein ring. The barrel design adds more weight to the shanks. With more weight behind the point of balance, this bit has more signal. The bars of the mouthpiece are 3/8” mild steel with handmade copper inlays. The center steel ring is also crafted from cold steel and has 3 copper rings to promote salivation and a more relaxed jaw. This bit also has a leverage effect, making it very versatile with increased signal.