I do living history programs on the mid to late Victorian era. I dress in the appropriate period attire. I have recently been re-discovering my Scottish roots and would like to add a few Scottish looks to my repertoire. I have a wealth of vintage photos from which to draw but I am having trouble with one item, the sporran. I do have antiques but prefer not to wear them for certain occasions. I bought a new horse hair sporran that looks good but as with all new ones they look like a broom at the bottom, a barber's razor and thinning shears helped a lot and it now looks more vintage but, The hair is coarser than the vintage ones and wants to fly away and fluff up a little. (Still too much body) Can the hair be conditioned or worked with to make it lay flatter and look a little more broken in?

I am also always looking for vintage sporrans military and civilian.