Thanks :) I will put out a call for older coarse mohair, it is closer to mane texture I think, and then overspin it and ply it to see how many strands I will need to get close to the 5/8th inch diameter.
Originally Posted by Fort fireman
I don't see why that wouldn't work. I don't really know much if anything about the braiding part. The mecates I have seen and own look like strands that are plyed together. I also have a mecate that is yacht line. All mine are about 5/8th inch in diameter and I think I have one that is 1/2 inch but I don't use it that much. I do know that the horse hair ones I have if you twist it against the grain it will kinda spread the strands apart. Hope that helps.