And what did I find was the most popular? Rawhide - exactly the stuff I bought. And so, a braided
I know that my daddy put the old cotton twine on it these sixty years ago, but even he said it looked bad. This has the feel for what a mid-nineteenth century hunter might have had. And now the horn proudly takes its place on the wall Chez Borepatch.
Thanks to everyone who left a comment. This was all much simpler than I feared it would be!
To new visitors, the story of the rifle is here.