I just finished it. I made it for my personal use.
It is black Elephant Hide (front) & with Wild Boar Skin for the rear face.
The holster is lined with Vegetable tanned Calf Skin.
The natural color lace is Kangaroo (which is extremely tough stuff)
Look Ma! No stitching machine used.
So YOU really can make a holster for yourself at home even if you do not own a leather stitching machine.
I do own a Tippmann machine which makes a very nice tight stitch but, I just did not want to machine stitch this holster.
I liked the contrast of the lighter lace on the darker pachyderm skin.
The lace is Extremely Tight & Tough.
Barge leather adhesive was also used in the construction & to laminate the various leathers and this holster will NEVER pull apart.
The Elephant hide is not an easy leather to get looking perfect especially at the edges but I managed to do it but, it just took extra time. It also is not an easy leather to "bone and mold" to the firearm but, this holster is good & perfectly tight to the revolver.
I sort of really like the plain naturally patterned leather for the front without the heavy boning.
I'll carry in it for the first time today & give it a test drive.
Thanks for looking!
I loved making this holster!
BTW the Elephant hide is legal and CITES Approved.