Coxcombing pops up from time to time on sword grips. It's a nice look. I've yet to see an original historic sword with coxcombing, though textiles were not uncommon on sword grips in the medieval period. The difficulty is that textile only grip coverings tend to perish more quickly than even leather. There are however extant textile sword grip coverings which are much more complex than coxcombing, so in my view coxcombing represents a legitimate choice if you are bored of plain wood, or leather over string.
A little Indian brave who before he was ten/played war games inthe woods with his Indian friends/& he built a dream that when he grew up/he would be a Fierce Warrior Indian Chief
Many moons passed & for the boy the dream grew strong until tomorrow he would sing his first war song/& fight his first battle/but something went wrong
Suprise attack killed him in his sleep that night
And so castles made of sand/melt into the sea/eventually