The sallet was the successor of the bascinet from the middle of the 15th century on. They were close to the head and were often worn combined with a bevor, which protected the neck. Because the original sallet only offered the back of the head a good protection, it was made with a visor in later times. Later on the neck plate also became more protruding and distinct. This sallet is made after a English piece used during the Wars of the Roses. A similar piece nowadays is part of the collection of the Royal Armouries of Leeds.
This sallet has a visor that can be opened and a neck plate that consists of plates that are screwed to each other, as a result of which it is relatively moveable.
This helmet is custom made, click here to download the size table.
Max. head circumference size S:
Max. head circumference size M: 58 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 60 cm
Max. head circumference size XL: 62 cm
Max. head circumference size XXL: 64 cm
Custom made: yes
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 1.3 mm/1.6 mm/2.0 mm
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
Choosing the size that fits you best
Add 3,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear an arming cap under your helmet.
Add 2,5 cm to your head circumference if you wear a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Add 6 cm to your head circumference if you wear both an arming cap and a chainmail coif under your helmet.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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