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Naughty or Nice?
Naughty = lump of coal
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 25%  [ 11 ]
Nice = something shiney and/or sharp
38%
 38%  [ 17 ]
Helped out poor old Santa and got it yourself.
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Scott Hrouda




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Naughty or Nice. Did Santa stop at your house?         Reply with quote

Were you naughty this season and get a lump of coal in your stocking? Sad
Or, were you nice and found something shiny and/or sharp under the Christmas tree? Happy
What did Santa bring to all the little boys and girls of myArmoury?

I received the book 1381: The Peel Affinity. An English Knight's Household in the Fourteenth Century. 176 pages of pure eye candy! Happy I can't set this book down.

...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I got something shiny but I got that myself shortly before Christmas. I did get something related: A sewing machine. Which means that I can start making medieval clothing. After I learn how to sow properly of course :-) Buying medieval clothing is a bit hard since it's mostly wool or linen apparently. My girlfriend is allergic to natural wool and a few sorts of synthetic wool, so buying clothes for her is hard. I hope to be able to manufacture some myself.

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Michael B.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Also a sewing machine for the medieval clothing, the book "Medieval and Renaissance Dagger Combat" by Jason Vail, and a check to buy a new helm! Made out like a bandit!
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Odds and ends came in the month of December...not really for Christmas but close enough I guess.
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Ken Speed





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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I received something in December I'd ordered earlier. It's a bit of a work in progress so I haven't decided how to present pictures yet.
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David Teague




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ordered in a Small Sword blunt (to start a 18th century study group in Jan) and handed the box to my wife when it came in. Told her to wrap it and put in under the tree and mark it from her and my parents. Wink

I don't think she was that impressed. Surprised

Still got the small sword. Happy

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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well it may not count as I bought it for myself and a week before Christmas. Razz Question

A GDFB late 14th or early breast plate ( just the front and no back plate ).

With my Merc. Taylor's arms & legs, ring lord stainless welded small ringed maille shirt + MRL ( inexpensive ) brigantine+ MT gorget and splauders + Valentine Armoury houndskull and aventaille bascinet + MT Wisby gaunlets + MT heater shield I can do a nice transitional armour kit. Wink Big Grin ( I'm not an accuracy fanatic so off period buckles or stuff 50 years out of period don't bother me much, although I can appreciate those who do make the extra effort to be more accurate .... expense and versatility in mix and matching gear means that I can go from 1066 to 1525 depending on what I use together and which sword I choose to wear with a specific kit ).

Oh, the GDFB breast plate was a bargain at $150 Canadian: It was a bit tight at the waist but standing on it at 260 pounds and giving it a sudden straitening of the legs sort of " widened " it to fit. Wink A slightly bent flange at the bottom was fixed with a hammer on a log used as an anvil. ( Took a chance of screwing it all up but luckily the main body of the breast plate didn't fold or fail but just widened a bit. My hammer work is a little rough but at least the breast plate will now fit over gambeson, maille & brigantine ).

Gee ! For such a simple question I sort of did my usual long rambling post. Razz Wink Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Got myself a "Pattern-welded blade" http://www.amazon.com/Pattern-Welded-Blade-Ar...amp;sr=1-1

to make something nice and shiney Happy
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Nathan M Wuorio




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was lucky enough to receive a Windlass Greek spearhead that I have modified for better accuracy. It's going with my new hoplite kit, along with the almost finished aspis shield.
Nathan.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My girlfriend gave me a (not so) shiny viking silver brooch. And it was not a repro, it was the real deal. God, I love her Happy

For my own self I've just placed an order for various raw materials including a shield boss for a buckler, one full side veg-tanned cow hide and a couple of goat skins. It will be a winter of leatherwork at my home

There is nothing quite as sad as a one man conga-line...
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Gabriele A. Pini




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have found under the crib a wonderful Dremel 4000 to substitute the chinese one broken in November...

It's shiny, it's sharp, it can open most types of metal and it has the sound of an engine: it's pratically like a Chainsword!
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Anders Backlund




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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec, 2009 2:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I got a handy multi-tool. I guess that counts as shiny and sharp.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I was supposed to get a custom/prototype sword (long story) but the swordsmith decided he was not yet happy with it. Sad

So instead I am making do with pictures of swords in two books from my wife. One's a new coffee-table sized book on knights and the other a used copy of Oakeshott's 'European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution'. The last time I saw a new copy was about 5 years ago and I have been kicking myself ever since that I did not buy it.
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 4:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I must have been VERY naughty. I got a whole sack of coal. I'm not complaining though.
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Scott Hrouda




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 6:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

D. Austin wrote:
I must have been VERY naughty. I got a whole sack of coal. I'm not complaining though.

Laughing Out Loud
I guess I didn't think the poll through well enough before I posted! A sack of good quality coal would be a great present for many on this forum.

...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
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P. Cha




PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 12:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well I didn´t get coal...but I did get charcoal...very nice cherry and applewood ones...does that count as naughty? Laughing Out Loud
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Harry J. Fletcher




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Electronic Camera         Reply with quote

Mrs Santa Claus brought me an electronic camera so I can upload some photos of some of my ideas I have put into practice and share them with myArmoury members.

The pictures should at least be sharp...get the point? Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud


Holiday Regards,

Harry Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 1:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

argh, not again ...

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Thom R.




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

nothing wrong with coal..... can burn it to keep warm this time of year

Santa was good to me this year as I received a number of things from my family, some expected but a few big surprises too.... no swords but some nice sharps of the smaller kind for working with wood and the kids must have been attention to my web surfing as my big box contained a new helm from Brian Brown! its big! its visored with a pin stop! its all hand raised, simply awesome! 14th c kit takes a big leap forward! Big Grin

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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think most everyone has seen what I helped Santa by getting for myself this year. Cool Though I will be glad to post the pictures again!

Scott

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