A long time ago I recorded several cymbals, and a music stand (not kidding, it sounds great), played with a cello bow. This week I just found time to finish trimming all the samples and putting them into Kontakt. I thought I would make them available for everyone to download, so here's a link.
I had to post folders of wavs for each cymbal separately, due to the restrictions of the filesharing site, so you need to use each of the tabs at the bottom of the page.
To use them, create a folder where you want to keep them, and call it something like 'bowed cymbals.' Most of the rar files can then be unpacked directly into this folder. There are just two cymbals which I had to split - the 14 inch hi-hat and 18 inch crash. For these you will need to create your own folders (inside your 'bowed cymbals' folder) and call them '14 Inch Hi Hat Top Samples' and '18 Inch Crash Samples' then unpack the two rar files for each cymbal into these new folders. The rar of nki files should also be unpacked straight into your 'bowed cymbal' folder, so that the nki files sit one level above the sample folders.
Hope you enoy these. Please let me know if any of the downloads don't work, or are corrupted, or if there's a problem with any of the samples.
The mapping of the samples isn't terribly sophisticated. I simply tried to order them by the pitch of the most prominent harmonic in each sound. Many sounds have the same harmonic most prominent, but, rather than map them in a round robin I've assigned them to separate keys so that everything is as accessible as possible.