How period correct was it to cover the prod with leather, hemp or other material? The reason behind this question is that I have done so on my newest project.
I used natural polished hemp twine.
3 strands braided together, and tightly bounded around my metal prod. This resulted in a total of 126 ft of hemp twine to cover approx. 21 inches of prod. Took me a few hours to do, but pleased with the outcome. Any insight on this would be helpful.