Manufacturer: Jeffries (View all products by Jeffries)
Model: Elevator Bridle (View all Elevator Bridle reviews)
Category: English Bridles
Purchase: I had been interested in the Jeffries bridle work, the Elevator especially for some time. When it went on sale through Dover Saddlery for $300 (half price!), I jumped at the chance for a Walsall made bridle.
Likes: The bridle is exquisite. The leather is classic Walsall bridlework--just thick enough to last forever, but soft enough to break in quickly. I purchased it in black, and the oval brass buckles are a beautiful highlight. They are a nice change from standard square bridle buckles.
Dislikes: I wish that this bridle was available without a crank caveson, as I never use it that way. It is also slightly odd that the hook ends on the inside of the reins are stainless instead of brass, though the mid buckle is the same gorgeous brass oval buckle as the rest of the bridle.
Quality: The quality is beautiful. This is by far one of the nicest bridles I have ever owned. The stitching is tight and incredibly even, the edges are perfect and even the keepers are incredibly square. The leather is smooth as can be. I have had this bridle 6 months now, and it looks pretty much the same as it did the day it arrived.
Summary: The Jeffries Elevator bridles are a wonderful bridle in their price class, sale or no sale. I have owned similarly priced (~$450) Passier bridles that I have been nowhere near as happy with. Go with the Walsall-made Jeffries, you will be glad you did.
Usefulness Rating: 3.94737 out of 5.
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