These chips are printed on the ASM Horse Head mold and have a traditional look, weight, and feel to them. The
colors are excellent, bright but not too bright, with perfectly contrasting one-color edge spots.
Horse Heads feel like quality. They feel very uniform, as if each chip is the
exact same size, shape, and weight. Because of the Horse Heads recessed into the mold, they are not as smooth as
some other chips and have a rougher feel when rubbed together. They seem to stick together better than any other
chip and there seems to be a suction effect between chips. They were the best stacking chips that I was sent. The
weight is good but slightly light.
These chips have very sharp edges. Keep in mind that these chips will improve
with age and the corners will become rounded with some of the harshness of the chip disappearing.
The edges will even develop small dents and gouges in them, this is natural, it blends in over time and ads character
to the chip. Brass dust is added to these chips for weight. You can see the
brass speckles on the rolling edge of the chip. Some people find this somewhat irritating but I like it. There are
no edge ridges on this chip but there is a cross-hatch pattern embedded in the mold. You can
see a series of very small vertical and horizontal lines embedded into the top and bottom faces of the chip.
I was sent five chips. The diameters were 39.54, 39.53, 39.56, 39.60, and 39.52mm. The thickness of 3 chips
stacked together was 9.93mm.
The labels could not be peeled off with a fingernail but were easy to peel off with a knife.
A plastic film covers a paper label which is glued onto the chip. Sometimes the paper and plastic would come off
together, sometimes separately. The paper would often come off in one whole piece. I was a little shocked by how
easily these labels peeled off ... my beautiful Horse Heads, my heart was filled with sorrow. On the latest batch of
Horse Heads that I have received, the label was made of two separate pieces of paper. There was one piece of paper stuck
to the face of the chip and then another piece of paper glued on to the first piece of paper.
Make sure to also check out the information about ASM chips on
my chip Manufacturers page.