updated March 2009

Seven L is the Buckaroo-Tested brand for museum quality Mecates


Lead rope Mecates,
3/8" to 1/2"dia.
x 12 or 15 ft. length

Two Rein, Snaffle Bit and Hackamore Mecates,
3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1"
x 22 ft. length

Fiador Mecates for Hackamores,
1/4" & 5/16" x 16 ft length




Carl making horsehair Mecate -click here to see closeup
Carl spinning horse mane hair to make a Mecate
















Buckaroo-Tested


 Mecate  
 Prices:

3/4"

x

22'

........

$120

5/8"

x
22'
........

$110

5/8"

x
12'
........

$90

1/2"

x
22'
........

$95

1/2"

x
12'
........

$85

3/8"

x
22'
........

$85

3/8"

x
12'
........

$75

5/16"
x
16'
........
$85

1/4"

x
22'
........

$80

1/4"
x
16'
........
$80

1/4"

x
12'
........

$70

Select any combination below:
(4 colors maximum)

Dark Sorrel
Light Sorrel
White
Grey
Black

22' ... snaffle
22' ... hackamore

16' ... fiadore rope

16' ... tie rope
12' ... lead /catch rope

32" - 36" cinchas
4" - 5" width .....  $100

S&H chgs: + $10/rope


ORDER NOW for these introductory prices






Buckaroo Heritage
Western Art Roundup

held annually
Labor Day weekend
est 1983, Winnemucca NV
Carl Hammond, founder

Carl displays his Mecates
annually at the Roundup.






Buckaroo Artist, Carl F Hammond HOMEPAGE
traditional Buckaroo lifestyle, art and gear








Mecate: black & white
black & white




dark & light sorrel


Mecate: black, grey, sorrel, white
black, grey, sorrel, white



Carl F Hammond was born and raised in the high desert cattle country of northern Nevada. He and his family have been instrumental in preserving the traditions and art of the Buckaroo. Hand made horse gear is one of the ranching traditions passed down from generations of ranching ancestors.

One of the traditions is twisting horses' mane hair into ropes. The horsehair is twisted into beautiful and colorful ropes that are literally "one of a kind" pieces of art. These ropes are called "Mecates." The word mecate is a Spanish derived word that means twisted rope. Carl has been making museum quality Mecates since he was a kid, and has been known to occasionally instruct other buckaroos in perfecting this craft.

Mecates are mainly used for hackamore and snaffle bit bridle reins or lead ropes used by cowboys and buckaroos who appreciate the old time traditions. Mecates can be found on the open range and at horse shows as well.

Mecate horsehair ropes are twisted by hand, from twelve feet to twenty-two feet in length and can be various sizes in diameter, usually 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch. The basic colors are sorrel (reddish brown), black, white and grey. Many different color combinations & patterns of mecates can be made from these 4 basic colors.

Mecates are also great collector pieces; small ones can be made for hatbands.

Horse hair cinchas are also available from 4 inch and 5 inch widths, and from 32 inch to 36 inch lengths, w/ brass D's.





Carl Hammond with his hand crafted horsehair Mecates
at the Buckaroo Heritage Western Art Roundup.
Custom orders are always welcome.






Buckaroo Artist, Carl F Hammond HOMEPAGE

Seven L Mecates
Carl Hammond
30744 Culp Ln
Burns, Oregon  97720
home phone: 541-573-2921
cell phone:    541-420-7882
email



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