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This project aims at documenting the knowledge within the art of making historical armour, and create a mastership for armouring.
409 backers pledged SEK 379,493 to help bring this project to life.

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Few are those who know how to make an armour in a correct way. Albert is one of them and he is now willing to share his knowledge with you, and make the armourer's mastership a reality again. 

Today, there are no masterships for armouring, but the handicraft is practised and is needed. This project aims at documenting the knowledge within the art of armouring, it aims at creating criteria for armouring and it aims at spreading the results in media and exhibitions. The project is a co-operation between craftsmen, antique experts, the craftsmanship council and museums, and includes investigations, craftsman’s tests and documentation. The main figure within the project is Albert Collins, armourer since 20 years. 

There is a method and a tradition within established handicraft that determines the quality and understanding of a form of handicraft or art. This proof of competence is called a mastership and is issued through a few knowledge tests that are established in advance. In Germany, there still are mastership requirements when starting companies within certain vocational fields.

Albert Collins is the armour smith with the greatest knowledge and experience within this area in Sweden. He has made armours for 20 years and is engaged by museums in Sweden as well as internationally to make reconstructions, repairs and to give advice. As armouring continuously is of large interest, it is important that customers both privately and within the branch of cultural heritage receive some guarantor indicating that the person engaged actually understands and knows what is expected from an armourer. This project therefore intends to search for, to publish and to document the criteria, which is important to an armourer. 

More about Albert: http://viaarmorari.com/

Risks and challenges

Albert's time as a craftsman is valuable. In a constant flow of orders from customers he has a hard time to find the space to document and share his knowledge. This is why we need you.

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    Pledge SEK 50 or more About US$ 6

    Soldier

    Everything helps and we are greatful for your support!

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    Paviser

    Receive a nice layouted PDF of the book where Alberts presents the qualities of a master armourer.

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    Bill-man

    Receive a nice layouted PDF of the book AND a link to the film where the master armourers qualities and skills are explained in detail.

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    • Film of the mastership elements
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    Archer

    You are one of our prominent backers, and except the PDF and the film-link you will also receive a nice t-shirt with a master armourer motive and a backer notion!

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    • Film of the mastership elements
    • T-shirt
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    Pledge SEK 1,000 or more About $110

    Hobelar

    You will receive all of the above, but also a historically correct medieval pottery jug with Albert's stamp on it. These are made by a master potter, and we have them in a very limited number.

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    • PDF of the documentation
    • Film of the mastership elements
    • T-shirt
    • Medieval jug with Alberts coat of arms
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    Pledge SEK 2,000 or more About $220

    Man-at-arms

    You are probably an armourer apprentice, or just very interested in historical armour, You will receive a glossy printed book of with the documentation, AND a t-shirt and the online stuff, you are a nice backer!

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    • PDF of the documentation
    • Film of the mastership elements
    • T-shirt
    • Printed book with the documentation
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    Pledge SEK 10,000 or more About $1,101

    Squire

    Well, as one of our most valuable backers you will receive all of the stuff above, AND also a mention in the book as a backer for this unique project!

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    • PDF of the documentation
    • Film of the mastership elements
    • Medieval jug with Alberts coat of arms
    • Printed book with the documentation
    • T-shirt
    • Silver stamp
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    Pledge SEK 20,000 or more About $2,203

    Knight

    You receive all of the above and our most sincere appreciation! Hats off. You will also have the opportunity to book Albert for a lecture, or a day in your workshop (travel cost not included). And a mention in the book, of course!

    Includes:
    • PDF of the documentation
    • Film of the mastership elements
    • Medieval jug with Alberts coat of arms
    • Printed book with the documentation
    • T-shirt
    • Gold stamp
    • Lecture with Albert (travel cost not included)
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Funding period

- (28 days)