Dimicator

is creating Illustration, Articles & Videos on historical swordsmanship

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Patronus

$1
per month


If you enjoy my work and feel like giving something back and support future projects – this is your chance. Each single donation counts and I am grateful for your contribution and kind interest in my work. Get your digital patron's badge!

Discipulus

$3
per month


Cool. Consider yourself a recruit of the virtual Legio Dimicatorum, the Legion of Sword-Fighters, consisting of supporters of my work. As a student (discipulus) of the sword, get your digital badge! I will add your name to the Legion's enlistment roll (which will be included in my book, once it is finished). I will publish your entry on my public Facebook pages, (if you so wish). Plus, see exclusive patrons-only video (such as presentations of original weapons) and any new DIMICATOR video long before anyone else does. Thank you for your active support – way to go!

Legionarius

$7
per month


Excellent. You will be enlisted as a legionnaire for the Legio Dimicatorum – I rely on you! Your name and rank will be added to the Legion's enlistment roll (which will be included in my book, once it is finished) and I will publish your entry on my public Facebook pages (if you so wish). I will supply you with a personalized digital emblem, plus, see exclusive patrons-only videos (such as presentations of original weapons) and any new DIMICATOR video long before anyone else does. AND get one piece of my art work in a printable resolution per month.

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patrons

$1,840

per month

About

I am a professional graphic designer and illustrator, mainly working freelance in advertising and editorial to make a living. But my true passion is medieval combat with sword & shield.



More than 20 years ago I started out as a Viking re-enactor and I have continued to do research on medieval sword & shield and the associated historical fighting arts ever since. I have become a leading expert in the field, closely co-operating with numerous museums and scholars.



I am also a devoted practitioner of medieval swordsmanship and an instructor of international renown. I run a martial arts school by the name of DIMICATOR, comprising of advanced sword-fighters only. If you care to read my martial arts bio, you can find it here, next to testimonials from international experts that I had the privilege to work with.



Combining my talents and skills as an artist and a swordsman, I have launched a number of initiatives to share my knowledge via various media in recent years. I was delighted by the positive responses from enthusiasts and experts alike.

Now I am running this patreon campaign: If you feel that my endeavor to reconstruct Europe’s forgotten fighting arts with sword & shield from c. 800 – 1400 is worthy of your support, I invite you to join my virtual shield-wall!



Your donation will enable me to spend more time on this project and it will thus increase output, as well as accelerate the creation of my fully illustrated book on medieval sword & shield that I have been working on for two years now.

This is what you will be supporting:


Research into extant combat treatises and contemporary art.


Examination of original weaponry.


Reconstruction & Practice of the according fighting arts.


Education by teaching classes, holding lectures and doing public demonstrations.


Publication via Youtube, Facebook, as well as contributions to books and magazines, and, first and foremost, THE BOOK on sword & shield from Viking warrior to medieval knight – my opus magnum! As a patron, you will get access to exclusive excerpts while the book is still in the works.

Of course, I will still provide video, photo, text and art for free, as I did in the past. So if – for whatever reason – you prefer to abstain from donating at this point, you are never-the-less most welcome to enjoy my work – your kind interest is my reward!

If, however, you feel like actively supporting my work, I would be most delighted if you would join me on this quest. Become a patron now and pick your place in my shield-wall! A number of amenities are awaiting my fellow martial artists and enthusiasts of historical swordsmanship: Take a look!
Goals
$1,840.20 of $2,500 per month
When I hit $2500 per month, I could devote a third of my time to the study and documentation of swords & swordsmanship. This would considerably speed up work on my Book of Sword & Shield, and also increase video output. There is a lot of interesting footage in my files left unpublished due to a lack of time.
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