This Sallet helmet beautifully displays the prestige and excellence of the past, it is crafted using mild steel. the finish gives off a rustic look to exhibit the traditional appeal of the real Sallet helm. This is a great display piece that every enthusiasts can enjoy by adding it to their collection of medieval items. For those who engage in LARP and medieval reenactments, this will look perfect when worn together with a medieval armor.
Specs and Size of this Sallet Helmet
Ear to Ear: 19cm
Front to Back: 23cm
Weight: 1.8 Kg
Standard Sheet Thickness – 18/20 Gauge (Available to Customize)
Aspects of the Sallet Helm
This Sallet helm, as mentioned, is made from mild steel that has a total thickness of 1.2 millimeters. It also features a leather lining inside which provides comfort to the user when using the helm for prolonged periods. This specific feature makes this helmet completely wearable and also ensures protection from accidents and blows.
Its skull is perfectly shaped to fit the head precisely. In front, this Sallet helmet features a visor that can be moved back for better view. Though when set down, slits are present for the user to see comfortably. This is necessary for added protection, especially for protecting the users face from frontal attacks.
Additionally, the Sallet helmet also features a leather chin strap. This is to help keep the helm fixed and in place when worn. So whether for reenactments or as a collection display, this Sallet helmet is surely an excellent find for any reenactor and enthusiast.
Size, Weight, and Sallet Helmet Customizations
The available customizations for this Sallet helmet includes the sheet thickness. Here, you can opt for gauges that range from 16, 18, and 20. As for the circumference, you can basically choose this depending on your needs and preference.
For its measurements, this Sallet helmet from ear to ear is 19 centimeters, while from front to back is 23 centimeters. Its circumference measures approximately 66 centimeters and its total weight is 1.8 kilograms. Since it is adequately sized, this Sallet helmet will surely be comfortable when worn.
Later developments of the sallet
The sallet, which is also known as the celata, schaller, or salade, was a war helmet that took the place of the bascinet in the middle of the 15th century. This became almost universal in Germany although it was also popular in other countries such as Italy and France. These were areas that the armet was more popular and widely used.
Through contact with Italy, the Sallet became popular in France, England, as well as the Netherlands. Eventually, it was adopted in Germany. Regional styles were also developed by the great armor manufacturing centers in northern Italy and southern Germany.
The German Sallet Helmet
Although the Sallet helmet and complete armor are based on the German style, these armory could have been manufactured by Italy or vice versa. The German sallet may have also been the product of the combined influences of the Italian sallet and the deep-skulled war hat of Germany. This was a type of chapel de fer helmet that featured a brim.
In the 16th century, the use of the sallet started to fade since it was replaced by the close helm and the burgonet.