The Sallet is crafted from 1.6 mm (16 gauge) steel. The helm is equipped with a hinged face guard adorned with a stylized brass cross and engraved leaf motifs. The visor features a rectangular, approx. 2 cm wide eye-slit with an extended lower lip that not only ensures sufficient vision but also allows for proper ventilation.

The interior is blackened and fitted with an adjustable leather suspension liner attached with rivets. The 2 mm thick black leather chin strap closes with a steel buckle.

 

In the 15th c., the combat helmet known as the sallet superseded the bascinet and, by the mid-century, had become one of the most worn helmets throughout Europe. This helmet type could be found in many different shapes and variations - from plain to elaborately crafted, open-faced or visored, with a more or less pronounced tail-piece, etc. - and was especially popular in Italy (celata), Germany (Schaller) , France (salade) and England. At the dawn of the Renaissance, it eventually evolved into the 16th c. burgonet.

Medieval Archer's Sallet with Hinged Visor

£85.00Price
  • Suitable for head circumference up to approx. 69 cm
    Long distance (back to front): approx. 22 cm
    Short distance (ear to ear): approx. 22 cm
    Height: approx. 26 cm
    Weight: approx. 3 kg