This German Sallet is modeled after a historical piece. It is made from mild steel and has a black finish that adds to its aesthetics. For its fittings, these are crafted and made from brass. This German Sallet is excellent for LARP and reenactments; plus, it is a great display piece that every enthusiast must add to their growing collection of medieval items.
Specs and Size of this German Sallet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 2.2 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Appearance of the German Sallet
This specific helmet has a perfectly rustic look. This is because it is based on a surviving example of a historical German Sallet. While some sallets do not offer protection for the face, this German Sallet has an attached visor. For convenience, it can be lowered for combat or raised for visibility.
It also features a bevor to safeguard the neck. With the materials used to create this German Sallet, it is highly suitable for reenactments and it will also look great when worn with your medieval costume.
The helmet also has some details that enhances its overall design. For its edges, these are lined with brass. These are also riveted to keep it securely attached to the headpiece. The center of the visor also has a ridged brass metal. At the top of the helmet itself, you will find designs of leaves that are also made from brass.
Materials Used for the German Sallet
The material used for this sallet is mild steel with a thickness of 1.2 millimeters and it also has a nice black finish. Mild steel is a tough material that can withstand tension. For its fittings, it is made from brass which is highly resistant against corrosion.
Size and Customizations
When it comes to the size of this German Sallet, its ear to ear measurement is 19 centimeters while its front to back measurement is 23 centimeters. For its circumference, it has an approximate measurement of 66 centimeters. Overall, the German Sallet weighs 2.2 kilograms.
If you will wear this for stageplays and reenactments, you would most likely want to customize German Sallet. A few customization options that are available include the sheet thickness and circumference. You can choose from 14, 16, 18, and 20 gauge for the sheet thickness and for the circumference, you can base this on your needs.
History of the German Sallet
During the mid-15th century, the Sallet became favored over the bascinet in Hungary, Italy, as well as in the northern and western Europe. While the armet helmet became popular in France, England, and Italy, the sallet became the universal helmet in Germany.
It is believed that the origin of the sallet is in Italy in the year 1407. This was the time when the term celata was first recorded in the inventory of the Gonzaga familys arms and armor.
The earliest sallets were a variant of a bascinet and it was designed to be worn without a visor or an aventail. Since these were not present, the sides of the sallet were drawn forward at the bottom. This concealed the cheeks and chin to provide protection in these areas.
To safeguard the neck, the rear of the helmet is curved out into a flange.