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Raymond Deancona





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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: What did everyone ask for on their Christmas list?         Reply with quote

I was just wondering what everyone put on the Christmas list this year, arms and armor wise that is? Mine was the Michael Pikula little seax. (it's in the mail somewhere between the shop and my house) And an Arms and Armor medieval knife. A very pointy Christmas. What did everyone else ask for?
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Robin Smith




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This was my XMas present for the year... Custom by Jeff Helmes



more pics here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=27286

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Lloyd Winter




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I asked for an Albion Cluny but I don't think I'm high enough on Santa's list for that Happy

I did however give this a Christmas pressie
Tod's Stuff Hauswehr

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There's nothing for me this year. Worried

In fantasy world, Santa would be bringing me an Albion Cluny sword.

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Matthew Harrington




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a Arms and Armor type L hand axe on mine. Gotta love those type Ls!
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Chuck Russell




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WW1 german helmet and gas mask
blank adapter for my m1 garand
books.
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R.M. Henson




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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I asked for a Revival gambeson, padded leather sparring gloves, and a low end fencing mask for use in controlled drills.

I didn't even bother anyone about me wanting an Albion Knecht, I think Santa would just dump coal all over my face.

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 6:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Pikula Little Seax is on the way: I expect the Christmas shipping glut to slow it's arrival a bit.

I also bought myself a Matchlock Musket, mostly for display, but it is fully functional.

I found one with a more primitive trigger lever as I think these look credible in style for the earlier period range of use of these from 1500 to 1690.

Got it from here: http://www.loyalistarms.ca/mainpage.html#

Pic of Musket on the site: http://www.loyalistarms.freeservers.com/matchlockmusket.html

Sexier pic on the site that shows it's scale a lot better:
http://www.loyalistarms.ca/europeanmorionarmo...urpic.html

It doesn't come with the musket fork but I can make one easily if I want or need one for display.

I will probably post some sort of informal review and pics of it when I get it: I was supposed to be here yesterday according to the " Tracking ", but again the Christmas shipping glut is slowing down deliveries. The mailman who came to the door yesterday with another " unexpected gift " package in hand said that there would be a special Sunday delivery day Surprised ..... or it might arrive only on Monday. Sad Wink

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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 6:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't ask for medieval arms or armour, or even books for Christmas (although books are something that I probably would be given). I realized in my early teens, when people started to purchase "practical" items for me more and more, that if I wanted something, I had to the be the one to purchase it for myself. Since I've adopted this policy, I've found myself to be consistently happy, because when I want something, I purchase it or wait for a time when it is feasible. Ironically enough, if people adopt the policy of not expecting or needing other people to provide for their wants or needs- beyond just Christmas presents- their life would become much better, too.

I've got a couple of things on the way which I've purchased, including my first bronze sword from Neil Burridge, and a couple of antiques.
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Kel Rekuta




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An oxy-acet torch kit to start working the pile of 1050 I bought last year. A day off per week to get at it.
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Robin Smith




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig Peters wrote:
I don't ask for medieval arms or armour, or even books for Christmas (although books are something that I probably would be given). I realized in my early teens, when people started to purchase "practical" items for me more and more, that if I wanted something, I had to the be the one to purchase it for myself. Since I've adopted this policy, I've found myself to be consistently happy, because when I want something, I purchase it or wait for a time when it is feasible. Ironically enough, if people adopt the policy of not expecting or needing other people to provide for their wants or needs- beyond just Christmas presents- their life would become much better, too.

I've got a couple of things on the way which I've purchased, including my first bronze sword from Neil Burridge, and a couple of antiques.

I don't think "present" means it necessarily comes from someone else. For example, the Jeff Helmes piece I listed above is from my "son and wife", even though I paid for it. So I guess realistically I bought it for myself, but we prefer to think of it as they got it for me...

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A new mattress for me and the wife. I get my toys all during the year. Got a nice dirk from Vince Evans in the Fall and that was enough. Oh... and a Remington R1.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who survived the end of the world yesterday.

Lin Robinson

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robin Smith wrote:
This was my XMas present for the year... Custom by Jeff Helmes


Robin, I've said it before but that is a really beautiful sword and scabbard. That sure makes for a nice Christmas!
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Joe Fults




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No swords but did end up with a Christmas/Birthday Galaxy Note 10.1 which while not perfect, does a reasonable enough job with handwriting that I'm not carrying paper and laptop to meetings anymore!
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not in any way shape or form is it historical but I have a Zombie Tools Zakasushi on the way.
For love and honor.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, the wife scored a PT Cruiser last month...Merry HoHo to her...As for me, If Santa could whip up an Albion Tyrolean in the next day or two. Hmmm.........But I'm with you Jimmy.....a really kick-### slicer from ZT would be shweet. I dont have a stocking big enough for my Lowlander just yet..........Merry Christmas y'all!!!........mcm
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Gregory J. Liebau




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I decided to spring on a custom helm commission in the coming weeks. Having a rather faithful reproduction of the Madeln II made by Jeff Hildebrandt of Royal Oak Armoury. Raised top, chiseled breaths, rolled oculars, hand made rivets, variable thickness in the plates, etc... Should be slick.

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Greg Ballantyne




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Books for me - authored by Oakeshott and Pierce. At least that's what I asked for....A Laird or Caithness is lass likely than the Seagull Natural Elements dreadnaught guitar I've been desiring, so I'm certain I'm in for some very enjoyable, informative, an all around satisfying reading.
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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robin Smith wrote:
So I guess realistically I bought it for myself, but we prefer to think of it as they got it for me...


You said it, not me. ;-)
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Scott Hanson




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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In fantasy land: Albion Dane, Pavel Moc Feder type C

In real life; some Cold Steel Laredo bowie trainers to substitute for dagger trainers. I have their Peacekeeper trainers, but I wanted something a little longer.

Edit: love the Hauswehr, beautiful piece

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