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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec, 2003 1:33 pm    Post subject: THE WINNER: Ride Away with a New Sword Contest!         Reply with quote

Ride Away with a New Sword Contest

The contest is over and we have a winner of the Albion Armorers Riding Sword!!


Our winner is:



Christian Henry Tobler



We chose six names. Christian came up the winner. The "near misses" of the drawing were Karl Knisley, Taylor David Bolinger, Gabriel Lebec, Sren Niedziella, and Douglas Peters. There will be more contests in the future for these guys, and others, to try their luck on winning new prizes.



Here's what Christian says about himself, his collection, and his interest in the hobby:

Christian Tobler wrote:
Hello, I'm Christian Tobler. I'm the author of "Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship", a researcher and teacher of Western Martial Arts and a co-founder and Grand Master of the Order of Selohaar. In addition to writing, I do scientific programming, product development, marketing, and web design.

My current collection includes:

Armour:
- Christian Fletcher built German High Gothic full armour
- (mostly) Christian Fletcher built late 14th C. armour after the Churburg #13 harness, with maille elements by Vistar Armoury and Black Prince Armoury
- Hybrid late 15th C. gothic armour including a Windlass gothic cuirass, Sallet, and Christian Fletcher limbs
- Coat of Plates & Kettle Helm by Brian Price (featured in his book "Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction")
- 16th C. Half armour from Windlass
- Robert MacPherson Pembridge Great Helm (vintage 1986)
- Three different Windlass Great Helms
- Windlass Kettle helm, Burgonet, Morion, Open face sallet, and Barbute
- Sundry demi-gauntlets
- Maille skirt by Vistar Armoury
- Maille Coif by Black Prince Armoury
- Riveted maille hauberk from Raffaello Mazzeschi in Italy
- Various soft armours including Gambesons by Revival Clothing (who I model and do web design for) and Historic Enterprises
- Plaque belts, spurs, and assorted other knightly panoply

Swords:
- Del Tin's: 2130, 2140, 2153, 2164, 5130, 5140, 5143, 5150, one MRL arming sword with a DT blade that isn't currently catalogued
- Johann Schmidberger Landesknecht Two-Hander
- Windlass two-hander
- Windlass Black Prince sword
- Windlass Cut & Thrust sword w/companion dagger
- Pair of Arms and Armour Manufacture longsword blunts
- Pair of David Baker aluminum practice Fechtbuch swords

Other Weapons:
- Windlass battleaxe and war hammer
- Unknown maker two-handed war hammer
- Del Tin Sempach Halberd
- Arms & Armor Knightly Pollaxe
- Several spears of varying manufacture
- Two medieval handgonnes
- New World Arbalest Crossbow
- Sundry daggers
- Various shields and bucklers

I'm sure I've missed something...but this is most of the good stuff.



What Christian has won:



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This straight, double-edged sword is based on Albion's popular forged Riding Sword. It's intended as a back-up sidearm for civilian wear when traveling and hunting. The blade is hand-ground 1075 steel with a handmade mild steel guard and pommel. The grip has a stabilized wooden core and is wrapped with cord under leather. Blued fittings and oxblood leather complete the package. The blade is etched with the myArmoury.com logo on one side. This piece is one of only 25 of these Limited Edition swords created and has a value of around $400 US.

Overall length: 32.25"; Blade length: 25.875"; Blade width (at base): 1.5"; CoG: 4.125"; CoP: 17"; Weight: 2 lbs


Follow this link to read the details of the contest.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: THE WINNER: Ride Away with a New Sword Contest!         Reply with quote

Wow! I've been checking for the results all day! I'm really jazzed...thanks Nathan for running this contest...I'm really looking forward to handling this smart looking piece!!

All the best,

Christian the Lucky

Christian Henry Tobler
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Author, In Saint George's Name: An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 2:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats!
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 3:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Christian! Big Grin
You'll love it, she's truly a wonderful sword. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine Wink .

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 3:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 3:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats! Looks like the sword part of your collection will get quite an upgrade. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 4:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

AAAARRRGG!!!

I was a near miss! Ooh, so close, and yet so far.

Congratulations Mr. Tobler, and have fun with the sword that was ALMOST mine Wink Big Grin.

It was a fun contest, thank you Mr. Robinson. Looking forward to the next one!
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 4:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to Christian, and although I cannot say I'm not envious, at least I wasn't a near miss! Eek!
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 4:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan,

Thanks for the contest! It was a super thing to do.

Best Regards,

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 4:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations Christian!
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 4:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations Christian! Thanks for the opportunity Nathan.




Good stuff, Happy
Jesse



P.S. Nathan, so does that mean that Christian, Karl, Taylor, Gabriel, Sren, and Douglas were the only ones to answer all three questions correctly?


Thanks. Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 5:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriel Lebec wrote:
AAAARRRGG!!!

I was a near miss! Ooh, so close, and yet so far.

Congratulations Mr. Tobler, and have fun with the sword that was ALMOST mine Wink Big Grin.

It was a fun contest, thank you Mr. Robinson. Looking forward to the next one!


I know man! So very close. Congrats anyway man.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 6:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

congrats dude!
Big Grin

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 7:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jesse Zinn wrote:
P.S. Nathan, so does that mean that Christian, Karl, Taylor, Gabriel, Sren, and Douglas were the only ones to answer all three questions correctly?


I know for a fact that a lot more than us 6 answered the questions correctly. It seems that 6 initial "candidates" were chosen randomly, and then a winner chosen randomly from those 6... Don't know what on earth the point of that would be, but it certainly adds to the suspense and interest Happy.


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 7:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriel Lebec wrote:
Jesse Zinn wrote:
P.S. Nathan, so does that mean that Christian, Karl, Taylor, Gabriel, Sren, and Douglas were the only ones to answer all three questions correctly?


I know for a fact that a lot more than us 6 answered the questions correctly. It seems that 6 initial "candidates" were chosen randomly, and then a winner chosen randomy from those 6... Don't know what on earth the point of that would be, but it certainly adds to the suspense and interest Happy.


Yep. I drew six names. I wanted five "near misses". Christian was the winning draw and got the prize. It adds that, "D'oh! So close!" factor. Grin. So mean, eh? Nah..it's all in fun!

Pretty much everybody answered all the questions right. All answers came from our features here on the site. This is what we were looking for, with variations also accepted:

Q: Which weapon, used by early hoplites and Roman legionaries, is believed to have developed from the falcata?
A: The Kopis

Q: Fulvio Del Tin has two brothers. What are their names?
A: Flavio Del Tin, Maurizio Del Tin

Q: Name a distinctive style of helmet popularized in Europe by Polish Hussars.
A: Zischgge (winged helmet, szyszak, etc.)

The contest wasn't really about the quiz. It was about getting people interested, involved, excited, and comfortable with participation. On those notes, it worked out quite well. We'll have many more.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 7:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations Christian! You lucky swordster.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Dec, 2003 8:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good fun all around and congrats to the winner!
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2003 3:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Grats Christian and thanks to Nathan for the contest! Even if I didn't win, it was fun to be in such good company!

DB

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2003 7:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations Christian. I'm quite surprised to be a near miss heh, especially out of 100 people or so. Guess I'll have to save up to get my first albion sword. I'm liking the upcoming next generation Norman and Knight. Thank you for the chance to win a nice sword like this.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec, 2003 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats Christian, that is sure a fine Christmas gift.
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