Name: Sir Luke Binks
Born – 01/07/1981
Motto: Deeds not words – Factis non verbis
Did you know: Luke has been a Jouster since 2001. He is a professional reproduction armourer and the owner of Red Hart Reproductions.
Horse: Luke will be riding Mayville Lodge Sincero, a twelve year old Andalusian Stallion and 2017 Abbey Medieval Festival will be this horse’s first tournament.
Did you know: Luke was born in Warwick, Queensland and developed a love for all things medieval from a very early age and was particularly inspire by Ivan Hoe, Excalibur and Robin Hood movies. From the age of eight, he was either playing with Knight Lego, making wooden swords, jousting from his bicycle or hunting rabbits with his bow. At 14 Luke joined a re-enactment group and learned to fight in real armour with real weapons, further furling the flames. At 21, Luke bought his first horse and learned to ride and fight from horse-back. It was around this time that Luke started his business as a professional armourer.
And there’s more: 16 years later, Luke has not stopped. He has traveled the world jousting and has been a pioneer for the Australian and global jousting community. He has jousted in Australia, New zealand, Belgium, Holland, France, England, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Norway, Sweden and Russia.
Career Highlights: Luke was the first and only Australian ever to have been invited to joust at the Sword of Honour tournament held at the Royal Armouries of England. He was also one of three knights in the world to re-introduce jousting with authentic historical lances. He has lived and trained jousters and jousting horses on three different continents, all the whilepursuing his career as an armourer. Luke has won many titles in his long and illustrious career in medieval tournaments but loves nothing more than making accomplishments at home on his own horses and team mates.
To see this amazing Jouster, Sir Luke, please book your tickets here.