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Le Damas History (The Damascus Barrel History) 1966

Jean Puraye

Item #2891: $14.95
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Le Damas History (The Damascus Barrel History) 1966

32 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated. A history of Damascus barrel making in Belgium.

Postscript from the book:
“Apprentices, Blacksmiths, grinders, animal trainers, who have so traversed the valley of the Weser, your (barrels) damask were sold all over the world, they will have acquired a brilliant reputation. You with broad participation in the glory of arms Liege. You've earned the Fatherland.”

“Apprentis, Forgerons, emouleurs, dresseurs, qui avez tant trvaille dans la vallee de La Vesdre, vos canons de damas se sont vendu de part le monde entier; ils vous ont acquis une brilliante renommee. Vous Avec largement participe a la gloire des arms liegeoises. Vous avez bien merite de la Patrie.”

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 32
  • Le Damas by Jean Puraye 1966 In French well Illustrated
  • Conservator de Musee d”Armes Liege
  • History and Making of Damascus Barrels at Liege
  • Barrel Zenobe Grammes
  • Barrels are torqued
  • By 1808 there were 22 Shops working at Liege
  • Cooperative Society was found
  • Examples on a Darne and 1853 Leopold Bernard
  • Fabrication
  • Heuse Lemoine fabrication stamps
  • Highly Ornate
  • Jean Baptiste Delcour and Son inspecting a barrel
  • King Leopold gives the Society a Medal in 1905
  • Les Baguette Ruban
  • Making Pairs of fine guns cased as J. Devilleers
  • Mix of Iron and Steel different for some Countries
  • Molton steel and Iron
  • Moray Liege barrel on a Darne 1935
  • Names in the Society Fabricants
  • New Techniques Developed
  • Oriental and African Barrel Design
  • Prices of the Barrels in 1897
  • The Ribbon of steel is spiraled sur un Mandrin
  • Twisted to length of about 1 m 50 acers