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(I bet medieval's used rhino horn as ivory, but i haven't done the research)
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"'''Rhino'''" is a derogatory [[SCAism|term]] in the [[SCA]] for a [[fighter]] who fails to acknowledge legitimate blows -- presumably because he has the thick hide of a rhinoceros so the hit is called ''"[[light]]"''.
 
"'''Rhino'''" is a derogatory [[SCAism|term]] in the [[SCA]] for a [[fighter]] who fails to acknowledge legitimate blows -- presumably because he has the thick hide of a rhinoceros so the hit is called ''"[[light]]"''.
   
''Also:'' '''Rhino-hide'''.
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''Also:'' '''[[Rhino-hide]]'''.
   
 
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Rhino (animal)

A rhinoceros is an African animal with a dangerous horn, a thick hide, a nasty charge, but luckily very bad eyesight. Rhinoceros horn was used by ancient cultures (eg the myceneans) as a form of ivory, but is inferior in quality to elephant ivory due to it's yellower hue, and less even texture, leading to more flaws during carving.

Rhino (SCAism)

"Rhino" is a derogatory term in the SCA for a fighter who fails to acknowledge legitimate blows -- presumably because he has the thick hide of a rhinoceros so the hit is called "light".

Also: Rhino-hide.