Nice work. Where did you get the Elephant hide?
Almost 30 years ago my Cousin bought a pair of Elephant hide boots for somewhere between $120 and $150. A few months later the US put a ban/tighter restrictions on importing the hides. The same boots, made from pre-ban hides, suddenly jumped to $350 (and the boot maker supposedly had a warehouse full of pre-ban hides).
Cuz still has the boots. says they are the toughest hide he has ever owned, but the most comfortable.