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Robert Hinds

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Greetings good sirs!
« on: 2011-02-07, 02:41:20 »
Hello to all on this forum! I was very surprised to find a forum dedicated to chivalry in these dark times.  :)

My name is..well..it's just to the left actually.  ;D A few of you might recognize me from MyArmoury.com where I post sometimes and lurk alot. I'm a strong beleiver in chivalry and the knightly arts and I'm currently in the process of assembling a 15thC billman kit, and hopefully a 15thC Man-at-arms kit in the future. Also planning on getting into WMA this spring.  :)

I'm younger than most people in this hobby and have only been obsessed with it (I was only extremely interested before) for a couple of years now, so I have alot of questions but hopefully I'll be able to contribute a lot to this forum as I continue to read about my favorate time period.  :)

Just thought I'd post this before I begin to lurk the forum and randomly make forays into topics.

Pleased to be a member of your forum.  :)
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #1 on: 2011-02-07, 03:28:00 »

Welcome to the forum!!
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #2 on: 2011-02-07, 03:43:05 »
Welcome to our site.

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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #3 on: 2011-02-07, 04:46:07 »
From one recent new member to another:

Welcome and Well Met!   :)
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #4 on: 2011-02-07, 04:59:01 »
Greetings, good sir!  Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #5 on: 2011-02-07, 14:06:38 »
Well met Robert and welcome to the forum!
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #6 on: 2011-02-07, 14:33:33 »
Hail and well met, Robert.  Ask away...those of us who may have an answer will gladly give it you.  Cheers!
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #7 on: 2011-02-07, 17:10:05 »
Welcome Robert.
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #8 on: 2011-02-07, 21:52:46 »
welcome good sir, don't be afraid to dig up old posts and add new incite!

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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #9 on: 2011-02-09, 01:28:58 »
Ah Robert good to see you!
Haha, you might be younger than MOST, but I still think I hold the award for being the youngest on the forums!  ;D
Your 18 or 19, right?
And keep going with those kits, once it's together, it's awesome.
Good Luck and Cheers!  :)
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #10 on: 2011-02-09, 04:01:04 »
Darn whipper-snappers with better kits than I had in my 30's...

Now where did I put my glasses?

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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #11 on: 2011-02-09, 04:38:34 »
Ah Robert good to see you!
Haha, you might be younger than MOST, but I still think I hold the award for being the youngest on the forums!  ;D
Your 18 or 19, right?
And keep going with those kits, once it's together, it's awesome.
Good Luck and Cheers!  :)

Hey Nathan, good to see you too.  :)
lol yea I'll be 19 on the 17th. From what I remember your 15 or 16 so I made sure to include "most" when I typed that.  You're putting me to shame! You've got 2 kits already and my first isn't even done! Oh well, I'm catching up, I'll be ordering my soft kit in the next few weeks.  8)  ;D
Good luck and cheers to you too! :)

To everyone: Thank you for all the warm welcomes!   :)

And lol @ Rodney.  ;D
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #12 on: 2011-02-09, 15:38:23 »
Darn whipper-snappers with better kits than I had in my 30's...

Now where did I put my glasses?

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Kinda warms the heart tho, doesn't it?  I mean, at their age I was into cars and girls...well wait, that's not coming out right; what I meant to say was that I wish I'd had guys like us to sorta point me in the right direction.  I seriously lost a great deal of time on a pursuit that has always...you know...called to me.
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #13 on: 2011-02-09, 16:26:30 »
Actually, I think it's awesome how many younger guys are starting to get into this. In this day of electronic distractions, I've been worried about how well our hobby will continue, but boy, it's really picking up steam these days. When I was 16, you couldn't get most of the stuff we have available now (that was 22 years ago). At that age, I had a few swords, but most of the good stuff didn't exist yet (such as Albion, and even the newer Hanwei stuff). Off-the-shelf armor was unheard of. You made it yourself or spent $20,000 on a custom set.

This stuff is exploding in popularity and availability. Anyone just starting out has a distinct advantage over those of us who started without all this cool stuff available to us. :)
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Re: Greetings good sirs!
« Reply #14 on: 2011-02-09, 17:05:56 »
I think I was saying that w/out actually doing so...it IS awesome that there's been a resurgence of interest in all things medieval but especially knighthood.  We're the same age and my experience was the same...anything I wanted was just not to be had, beyond cheap display crap.  Of course, life happened rather swiftly so my attentions turned elsewhere...but I never forgot.

I think it restarted for me when I went to the Patapsco Flea Market outside B'more and walked into one of those sword/knife shops and it was like someone stuck smelling salts under my nose.  All of a sudden, it came flooding back as if it'd been dammed for the previous decade (which it pretty much had) and I was all in.  Again.
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