Originally Posted by BANTARU
Wow its so beautiful. I can't believe someone actually sat there and put all those countless pins into that hilt.
Do show us the finished product when you are done!
Salaams BANTARU ~ I will try to show the final complete result. Sadly the fact is that Rhino makes such an attractive hilt because of this translucence and the variety of colours in the different types ... In addition Rhino is perfect for using the very close silver pin technique since other materials split. Rhino hilt is also very robust and even if thrown to the floor it bounces... whilst other materials can crack. Fortunately we now see a fair number of composite materials substituting Rhino or horn but nothing gets close enough to Rhino ...
For a brief look at what we are trying to save see # 55 by Spiral and http://www.african-elephant.org/pachy/index.html
Ibrahiim al Balooshi.