Baron Master Grim of Thornby

Elevated at Canterbury Faire AS 48, by King Alfar and Queen Angharat

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Grim is an Anglo-Scandinavian maker of locks, padlocks, armour, blades, and other items of metal. He likes to decorate items with etching, inlaying, and stamping, and intends to investigate the arts of casting to further his knowledge of metal. He has been known to work in horn, leather, wood, and bread also. His apprenticeship under Master Sigurd Hardrada lasted many years, during which he learned many things, both practical and societal. While blades, and particularly damascus, remain his main passion, he has earned great renown for his studies in the science of security. This has been a major endeavor over the past 5 years, interrupted by the smiting of his hometown by Gods unknown. This has been overcome by relocating to Cluain, where he has found himself quite at home, despite the shortage of combatants to test his skill at arms against. Locks produced by his hand can be found in all four corners of the known world. Mundanely I have taught the skills of the smith to several youths, but am yet to find a student within the society. My mundane interests focus still on the martial and the medieval. Having been selected for the NZ team to fight at the Battle of the Nations, the world championships of 'Historic Medieval Battle', in 2013 I am now involved in this new and growing sport in New Zealand, being both an active participant and president of the Waikato club.

Major Fields: Bladesmithing, Locksmithing

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Current Interests: Damascus blades. Ottoman arms and armour. Viking padlocks. Medieval integral door and coffer locks.

Current Group: Cluain

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Grim of Thornby is currently Active within the society.