Sword Texturing

I have the baisic shape finished. Now i need to texture it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/JoshuaDG/SwordFant.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/JoshuaDG/SwordFant2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/JoshuaDG/SwordFant1.jpg
Here is the problem, I want the texture on the handle to look close to this.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/JoshuaDG/swords_fantasy_sword_of_light_luciender.jpg
I have no idea how to do this. Is it U.V. mapping or something else. I would like greatly appreciate any help. On texturing or the model itself.
Thanks for you help.

This should help, let me know if you need any more info.

http://www.free-webspace.biz/sonix/images/3dtotal/swordsanddaggersoverview.html

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