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Beautiful work as always Robert. Did you find this elephant hide more difficult to work with than more traditional leathers?

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You better have a set of ivory grips for whatever gun you have in mind, DWB...anything less would be crass and unbecoming, bordering on vulgar. :wink:

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Roe, on the smaller pieces it wasn't bad. On the belt it was a bear to edge, the hide has a bit of a sponge to it so it requires an extra 45 minutes to an hour on edges for them to be 'up to snuff.'

Most folks aren't going to want to pay for what the hide costs ($44/sq ft just for the elephant) plus my labor to bend it - and I'm ok who that. Turns into a little treat when I get the chance! Have enough on hand that a dress rig is in my future I reckon. :)
 

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Beautiful work as always Robert. Did you find this elephant hide more difficult to work with than more traditional leathers?



You better have a set of ivory grips for whatever gun you have in mind, DWB...anything less would be crass and unbecoming, bordering on vulgar. :wink:

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Rockin' the boat, and feeding the pig... Way to go Roe.

I'm having a hard enough time trying to convince Mrs. DWB that I need another holster as it is. I just put a set of Cocobolos on that .45 and they are sure enough nice. Not as nice as ivory, but certainly quite removed from vulgar. I used to have a set of elephant hide boots that would have matched this set Eagle is making beautifully. But I picked those up when I was single and the boots were only about $120 - - thirty-five odd years ago. Now, I have some pretty strict oversight on my budgeting (unlike the gub'mint), and the thought of dropping $400 on a pair of boots isn't in the cards.

As nice as that elephant hide overlay is, sadly, I don't reckon I'll be in a position to get that budgeted either. :'(
 
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