Gothic Sallet Helmet, circa 1480

  • Made of 2 mm thick carbon steel
  • Openable visor with lock pin to fix the visor down
  • Comfortable, adjustable, padded cloth liner is riveted on to the helmet
  • Leather chin strap with brass buckle is riveted to the helmet
  • Available in sizes M and L

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Description of the Product

This helmet is an authentic copy of a late medieval Gothic style Sallet. This helmet is hand-made from 2 mm steel and is battle-ready and fully usable in full contact re-enactment. This helmet combines authentic presentation and excellent security for combat practices.

Gothic-style armor was developed in the Holy Roman Empire (in the area of modern-day Germany) during the first half of the 15th century, mirroring Gothic architecture with its arches, sharp silhouettes and vertical lines. The grooves, curves, and ridges in the armor, in addition to decorativeness, provided structural stability, and shielded the wearer from arrows, swords and daggers deflecting blows away from their target. The name “gothic” originates in Italy during the Renaissance to describe the architectural art of the “barbarians” or Goths. This "barbarous German style" was used not only in buildings but also in armor.

The original helmet this is a replica of is dated to around 1480 AD, but helmets like this were common from approx 1450-1500. Sallet helmets were commonly used all over late medieval Europe, but were most common in Germany.

Sallet helmets were often, but not always, used with separate bevors protecting the throat and chin. From medieval artwork we can see that knights and other heavily armored men-at-arms wore Sallets with bevors, while archers and other lighter armored infantry used these helmets often without bevors. The bevor is sold separately. The piece shown in product pictures is Bevor with Leather Strap 1450-1520, but you can naturally use this helmet with other bevors also.

  • Made of 2 mm thick carbon steel
  • Openable visor with lock pin to fix the visor down
  • Comfortable, adjustable, padded cloth liner is riveted on to the helmet
  • Leather chin strap with brass buckle is riveted to the helmet
  • Available in sizes M and L
  • Bevor (throat and chin protection) sold separately
  • Manufacturer: Ulfberth

Size Chart:

Size Max. head circumference Inner distance back to forehead
Inner distance ear to ear
Weight
M 61 cm 22.5 cm 18.5 cm 3.4 kg
L 63 cm 23.5 cm 19 cm 3.5 kg

As this helmet is hand made the measurements might vary slightly from piece to piece.

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