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  1. Hi folks, I totally forgot about this topic. If it is breaking the rules, then PLEASE delete it. Regards
  2. I am selling this medieval-style broadsword (word?). It was custom made somewhere in the 1960's for a Communist colonel as a gift for his retirement. Blade is unsharpened, looks made out of stainless steel. Sheath is made of very thick and solid leather and bears a stamp with the coat of arms of the city the sword was made in. Has two pommels (tassels?), made of leather strips and sports solid brass diamond-shaped decorations. Sword mimics the look of the medieval swords that were used in my country. It's more of a wallhanger but I find it cool because it is unique, was custom made and has some history. Will let it go for $209 with shipping included. I ship overseas and accept PayPal. PHOTOS:
  3. Thanks again, Mike. I will just buy the biggest horn they have in stock.
  4. Thanks, Mike, great link. Guys, I don't have experience with horns. Can you advice me what size of a horn would suit my needs? Is the solid part at the tip of the medium-sized horns big enough for making an yataghan grip out of? Or should I go with the really, really large ones? Thanks!
  5. Hi guys, long time no see! For awhile I am back in the bladesmithing world for a sword repair project of mine. I am looking for a piece of black (or dark brown) horn that is big enough to make the two wings of an yataghan grip out of it. Maybe I can take even white horn/bone, as an exception but for now I am sticking to the black stuff. Do you know any sources that can supply me with the material? Here is what I am looking for (photo taken from the internet): Thank you, gents! Svet
  6. Yeah, and it is closely related to this barrel.
  7. Hey Craig, I am glad that you like it. Thanks for taking those 30X close-ups too. I did more research on the barrel and I will post more info soon. I may also come up with something even cooler than this. Will keep it in secret for now.
  8. Yeah, this is where I posted. Don't have a premium subscription, though. maybe this was the reason why my totally legal post was qualified as "Spam". They could have just deleted it instead of ruining my reputation by labeling me a spammer. Heck, I don't know why I am posting this. I no longer care about this case.
  9. In their "For sale" section. The fuck not only deleted the content of my thread but he also especially changed its title to "SPAM". What a retard. Anyway, I'm glad that we have a happy end here.
  10. I have nothing against www.bladeforums.com - it is a great community place, pretty huge too. I didn't break any rules there, though, it is just that some stupid & totally ignorant fuck decided to play boss on me. Thanks, the barrel is gorgeous, isn't it? Its new owner will be happy with it. That's guaranteed.
  11. Thank you for your help, Mr. Cejunior. I really appreciate this. I have access to other historic items, including Turkish yataghans and other weapons. Will try to contact those museum guys in Istanbul. Meanwhile, the status on this barrel is SOLD
  12. Hey Charles, I know that there are several museum guys around here and I hope that they will see this thread. I think that Mr. Antonio "Cejunior" Conceicao Jr. is one of those museum and history people posting here but I feel really uncomfortable contacting him and offering him this historic barrel for sale. I don't want it to be destroyed and turned into a bunch of blades, but I must admit that I bought the barrels (they are two actually, the other one is almost scrap) to use them for swords and knives. Seems that the real antique market price of this thing is quite high, not to mention its historic value and the priceless info one could gain while studying it. Let's hope that everything goes OK. I already have an offer but if the museum guys see this thread, I'll be glad to discuss an eventual trade with them. PS: It's Svetlozar
  13. I am just not interested in trading steel at this stage. I am actually selling the steel I have. As for the barrel replica: I don't need one too. Told ya - I have a real thing and I am actually trying to let it go. Why would I need a replica?
  14. Thanks for the offer Ric, but as I stated earlier, I am not doing any blade-related work in near future. By my "swordmaking projects" I meant something quite distant from now. I'm kind of leaving the world of steel. Temporarily, of course. Yet another thing: even if I had the spare time for my blade projects, I can't trade you a 300 years old, one meter long, 2 kilograms heavy, Antique Damascus barrel, totally hand worked by an ancient European craftsman, sporting a wild fantastic pattern for a 6 cm long piece of rolled steel with nickel welding rods or bandsaw Nickel alloyed steel in it. If I needed one I'd go to Home Depot to buy the rods and then make some "modern damascus" chunks in my backyard. Don't have the time and the will to do so when I have the real thing. Heck, I don't even have time for the real thing itself. Hope you understand.
  15. I thought of doing so, but then I will be unable to sell it as a gun barrel to anyone interested. Plus I guess that people will start a fight on who is going to take the swirling part on the base. Anyway, I hope that I could sell it as one whole piece - whoever buys it, thy will have an antique Damascus barrel that is pretty expensive too at a fraction of its real price.
  16. The barrel is made of high and medium carbon steel. I did some tests on another similar barrel that I got and it quenched super hard (a friend of mine tested it and it was 59-60 Rockwells), snapped pretty sharp too. 300 years ago, these guns were relatively popular here on Balkans - the Damascus pattern is controlled and is intentionally made like this. the variety effect is sought. One can find random gun parts once in a while. I'm lucky that I found these barrels. They costed me an arm and a leg, unfortunately, I will have to let them go because I no longer have time for bladesmithing (some of you may have noticed that I haven't posted on the baldesmithing boards for quite awhile). Normally those guns will have gold inlays in the base part of the barrel an more intensive Damascus pattern over there (like mine). Here is an example of a complete "Turkish musket" - they are selling it for $4500. Scroll down a little and check the Turkish musket: http://www.collectiblefirearms.com/RiflesA...iental%20Rifles And the pattern on its Damascus barrel is not even close to the complexity and beauty of mine. I am trying to sell it as a musket barrel too. If I fail at this, I will just make blades out of it. But that would be in the far future when i have time for this again. It is not everyday that you can get genuine 300 years old Damascus to make your blades out of.
  17. Yeah, it's really gorgeous. I posted it on several other forums and let's see people's thoughts and comments. PS: Haha this is funny! As I mentioned, I posted the barrel on several other blade-related forums and some really, really stupid fuck on www.bladeforums.com decided that my thread was spam and deleted it. It is strange that people who are totally ignorant about history or blademaking can become moderators and have the power to remove people's posts.
  18. Up for sale is a 250-300 years old barrel form a "shishane" - a Turkish musket. It was hand forged by Bulgarian craftsmen for the Ottoman army (in those times Bulgarian gun and sword smiths were forced to work for the Turks). It might be of interested to old weapon collectors OR to swordsmiths looking for authentic old Damascus steel to study or to make their blades out of. The steel on this barrel is fantastic - it has a swirling pattern next to the base and then it continues into an even twisting figure. It is absolutely awesome. The barrel has a very thick wall and weighs just under 2 kilograms. Price of the barrel is 450 Euro. I made a research and I assure you that it is a steal. Complete Turkish muskets sell for $4500 - $5500, so i guess that a barrel would cost at least $1500. I don't want this to turn into a thread that criticizes the use of genuine antique Damascus steel in the making of modern made blades. I am not encouraging the destruction of this ancient barrel and its turning into a modern blade. However, in case that the barrel remains unsold, I will use it for my swordsmithing projects anyway. I am sorry, call me a vandal. Have a look at the photos of the barrel below.
  19. Actually, I do like this guy's work. His knives are more like art objects, not tools.
  20. This is a short officer's sword (tessak) used by officers serving in artillery and pioneer units. It is Serbian and most probably it was made in the Austro-Hungarian Empire under an order from the Serbian government. The sword is quite cool with those silver crest ornaments on the handle - the Serbs knew how to make their weapons look good. This is an old example, very rare and with its tip sharpened on both sides. This short sword was captured by some Bulgarian soldier or officer during the War between Bulgaria and Serbia (1885) - a historic weapon that is at least 130 years old. Check the photos out. I am asking €340 for this sword.
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