These 523 hames are made like the #520 Tubular Steel hames with black powder coating. They are available with your choice of Staple (hook) type or Bolt Style. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE TUBE AND STUDS ARE BLACK POWDER COATED AND THE OTHER HARDWARE IS POLISHED STAINLESS. VERY DRESSY!
These work/farm hames are American made like all of our other hames.
Hames are made on even sizes from 20″ to 32″ Larger hames are special order and require 3 weeks
The 520 Hame was designed to fit the best on the average collar for everyday use, with a well fitted collar. The 520 hame will seldom cause sore shoulders. The hame does not shift up and down on your collar very much. You can use one size hame on only two or three different collar sizes.
For your reference: the 500 hame is slimmer, more tapered in the tube and may look a little nicer. It is more of a Horse Jockey Hame as you can use it on several size collars. It will shift up and down a lot more than the 520 but you can use it on 5 or 6 collar sizes. The 520 will give a better fit on larger size collars.
The size of our hames is measured from the top notch of the ratchet to the bottom of the hame. .