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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Aug, 2004 9:14 pm    Post subject: THE WINNER: Clontarf Viking Sword Giveaway!         Reply with quote

585 people entered this contest but only one leaves with the prize!

After 500+ replies in the contest topic and over 9,400 views, it's time to pick a winner!


THE WINNER OF THE CLONTARF VIKING SWORD IS:


Joel Thompson of Virginia Beach, VA!



Overall length: 36"; Blade length: 30.5"; Blade width (at base): 2.125"; Point of Balance: 6.5"; Center of Percussion: ~20"; Weight: 2.3 pounds

When asked why he wants to be a viking, Joel says this:

Well, most people think I am a Viking. I look like one (ask the Mercenary's Tailor guys). I re-create a Viking character in my living history group. My name is Ragnarr Ekeroth. Ekeroth is an actual old family name on my mother's side. A family member has traced our ancestors back to 10th century Sweden (Birka, for those in the know). So, who better to wield such a beautiful sword? I assure you that if I win this treasure, it will not hang on the wall. It will fulfill it's real function as a weapon. I am a practitioner of the sword as well, and I intend to actually use it. Not to mention of course that it will look really cool hanging at my side. I will be a walking advertisement for Albion. And will not hesitate to wax poetic on the merits of my new replica.

Thanks goes out to Albion Armorers for donating this fantastic sword for this contest!



To review the details of this contest, please visit the Contest Announcement.

Stay tuned for more big contests here at myArmoury.com!

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Enlil O. Ball




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PostPosted: Mon 09 Aug, 2004 9:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Joel, Dont put out anyone's eye... Unless you're trying to... Vikings...
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Jessica S.




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 12:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

congrats! After reading your contest post I am sure that this sword is going to have a great time with you.
If fire does not cure it, a sword will.
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Lee O'Hagan




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 12:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Joel,
Nice one guys Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 3:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Joel. Big Grin At least this time I'm in the same state as the winner......


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Shawn Mulock




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 4:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations Joel! Use her well. Big Grin
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Dan Ames





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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 4:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

congrats joel.......don't forget to post some pics of it in use.




ha. no viking sword for me this year.
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Cor Bhms




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 5:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

May the force of Thor be with you and your sword, lucky young viking!!!!!!!
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R. E. Oxley




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 5:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have fun with it, Joel!
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Joel Thompson




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 5:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, what can I say? Thank you seems so trivial. I feel like I won the lottery. Man, oh man! I can't wait for my sword to arrive so I can check it out. And now when I do a Round Table, there'll be a nice Albion piece on display with all the others. Plus my Del Tin 2102 that Albion sharpened for me. Does that count? Actually, I bought the Del Tin second hand. It might be an Albion sword. Anyway, I'm tickled to death at winning this sword. And I will send pics. Yeehah!

Best to all,
Ragnarr Ekeroth
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Joel R Nola II





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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats namesake! Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 9:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations.


My ninjas will be by later to...um...borrow it.
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Josh Aldous




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 10:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations, Joel!
Keep a pillaging diary, huh?
With pics!
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 12:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Joel. Happy Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 1:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations! Hope the first raid goes well. Wink
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Zach Stambaugh





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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 3:37 pm    Post subject: have fun         Reply with quote

I hope you enjoy it asnd post lots of pics. cut up some stuff. take pics repeat. i am very jealous. too bad the contest was based on merit, because i didn't have a chance against a resume lik yours.
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 4:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations, Joel. That's a good sword.

One result of this contest - there are now a whole lot of forum members with one post.
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
One result of this contest - there are now a whole lot of forum members with one post.


Was hoping that would sort of be a "breaking of the ice" for them. We'll see...

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 5:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Joel!! Big Grin
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Jesse Zinn




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations, Joel! Big Grin

Then Ecgtheow's son commanded a great standard with the boar's-head crest, a towering war-helmet, a steel corselet, and a glittering sword to be brought in. He said [to his lord and kinsman, Hygelac], 'The venerable king Hrothgar gave me this armour and particularly requested me to tell you its history.........Enjoy it well!'

-- adapted from Beowulf (A Prose Translation by David Wright), and Beowulf (A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney), line 2152.




You'll have to give it a good kenning... Wink

Thank you to Nathan and Albion for another great chance!
Jesse

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