I was disappointed it is not exactly like the picture, as I really like the clean look, but I understand how it looks like a one piece noseband/headstal that I had years ago where the nose band went through the cheek pieces and eliminated the caveson strap going through the brow band and over the poll. One less piece to deal with, but the reference to one piece just means there is only a buckle on the near side and none on the off side cheek piece. If you blow the picture up about 4 times, you can see a speck of silver along the cheek piece that is the buckle on the caveson neatly tucked under the cheek piece holding the bit. The caveson strap for adjusting fit is not a big deal for us. The noseband lies right where it could travel through the cheek piece if there were a keeper. Anyway, quality and fit are great. I don't use a flash but interesting concept on the air space in the bridge of the noseband.