German Sallet Estienne, mid-15th cen.

Dating to the first half of the 15th century, this sallet is hand hammered on lead, creating an interesting texture on the surface of the iron plate. The helmet is also decorated with rivets on the back half of the helmet bowl. There is a ridge at the top of the bell to increase resistance to blows from above. The visor on the pivots then adequately protects the lower part of the face. The lower part of the visor is attached to the helmet with a pin lock that prevents accidental opening. The lower edge of the helmet is finished all around rolled. The helmet has a fabric lining on the inside. More information...

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German Sallet Estienne, mid-15th century

Another way to create a new type of helmet in the early 15th century was to try to modify the shape of the back. In the 1530s the nape of some bascinets began to extend backwards to better protect the back of the head. This led to the creation of a new type of helmet - the so-called German sallet. It became one of the most widely used helmets in the second half of the 15th century throughout Central Europe and was also popular in other areas, particularly France. The sallet reliably protects the back of the head, the sides of the head and the face up to the level of the nose. The view is guaranteed by a visor at eye level. The improvement was the separation of the roof with a visor and its attachment to tenons. This is how the movable half visor came about.

  • Material used: DC01 cold-rolled sheet steel with a thickness of 1.5mm
  • Standard version of this helmet comes with a padded liner inside.
  • Available in "one size fits most"
  • Width of the helmet bowl inside from ear to ear is approx. 19cm
  • Length of the helmet bowl inside from the forehead to the back of the head is approx. 24cm
  • Sheet thickness approx. 1.3mm
  • Supplied with leather chin strap with metal buckle
  • Weight approx. 1720g

The stated information may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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