New batch of braided Rawhide Hondos
Notes: These are the San Juan Style Hondos I learned to build from Bill Dorrance over 25 years ago. These are not always in stock - I braid a batch when I have the time. I used to offer these for sale at various retail shops, but now my Hondos are available only through me. Made to fit a 5/16" or scant 3/8" rope. $60 each, plus shipping.
4-strand Rawhide Reata, 75' long, scant 3/8" diameter
Notes: I braided this reata in the winter of 2018... No splices, made from real quality string from a northern Red Angus hide. This will make a great all-around using reata for a working circumstance. New, not yet broken in.... $1,500 plus shipping
Custom-built, Luxus Model 11 Breech-loading Single-shot Rifle
Notes: This rifle was custom-built for me in .375 H & H caliber. The stock is exhibition walnut; the receiver is case-colored; the barrel is bright blue traditional hot-bluing, 26" long. It has an external cocking mechanism on the right side; the breech opens by drawing on the the trigger guard. It has a quarter rib with scope-ring slots and adjustable iron sites. This rifle is an absolute tack-driver, with 300-gr Nosler round-nose bullets (monolithic solids or controlled-expansion.) Private treaty.
Four Strands of Rawhide, by Randy Rieman and Bill Dorrance
Notes: This two-disc DVD set will take the viewer through all the necessary procedures involved in braiding a rawhide reata. The instructions are clear and concise, filled with the “little" details that make the big difference in a piece of quality cowboy gear.
This film is more than an instructional video. It is a rare opportunity to enjoy Bill Dorrance the masterful braider, teacher and horseman as he shares his stories and insights into rawhide braiding, roping, horses, and life. $130 plus shipping.
-Sold- New 2017 Dan Mayer Saddle
Notes: 15.5" Wade Tree, halfbreed Daisy stamp, single stirrup leathers, in-skirt rigging, Guadalajara horn, 12.5" x 4" cantle with Wade style Cheyenne roll. $5,000 plus shipping.
-Sold- 4-strand Rawhide Reata, 65' long, 5/16" diameter
Notes: The hide I used to make this reata in May 2017 was very dense and made super hard string. It'll be a bearcat to break in, but should hold its body well and last for years - ideal for roping light calves. $1,500 plus shipping.
-Sold- "Chewbacca" 2003 AQHA Buckskin Gelding, Reg# 4331225