This sallet is made after an original from the 2nd half of the 15th century found in England. Nowadays it is part of the collection of the Wallace Collection in London. Comparable originals are part of the collection of the National Museum of Vienna, the Army museum in Delft, Musée de L?Armée in Paris and Musée de Cluny in Paris. Helmets like this were Italian developments of the earliest bascinets.
This sallet is made of 1,6 mm thick steel. It provides an optimal field of view and weighs approx. 2 kg. Because the cheek flaps slightly stick out the face is also protected from blows from the side.
This helmet is available in size S, M or L, with or without helmet holder and with or without arming cap. Size s is suitable for a head circumference up to 58 cm, size M is suitable for a head circumference up to 62 cm, size L is available for a head circumference up to 64 cm. Both sizes weigh approx. 2,1 kg.
Length size M (front to back): 22.5 cm
Width size M (ear to ear): 18.5 cm
Max. head circumference size M: 61 cm;
Length size L (front to back): 24 cm
Width size L (ear to ear): 21 cm
Max. head circumference size L: 64 cm
Material: carbon steel
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.9 kg
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
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.