This sallet is made after an original from 1460. Nowadays it is part of The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, England. The sallet was a very popular helmet because it offered a good protection and a relatively good field of view.
This helmet is made of 2 mm thick steel and is provided with a leather inlay. The visor can be opened and the helmet can easily be combined with a bevor to protect the neck and the chin.
The sallet is available in the sizes S (head circumference up to 58 cm), M (head circumference up to 61 cm) and L (head circumference up to 64 cm). The sallet weighs approx. 3,7 kg.
Length size M (front to back): 22.5 cm
Width size M (ear to ear): 18 cm
Max. head circumference size M: 62 cm;
Length size L (front to back): 23.5 cm
Width size L (ear to ear): 20 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 64 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.7 kg
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.