GOTHIC SALLET HELM NW80588MADE IN INDIA The graceful contours of this fine sallet immediately identify them as products of the high 'Gothic' era, when the craft of the armourer, in southern Germany in particular, reached what many would regard as its highest point. This early Sallet Helmet comes complete as two conjoined upper and lower plates are riveted in place This particular clean design features a modest short tail. This classic helmet is made from 18 gauge steel. It makes a great addition to medieval costumes for theatre or LARP events. It looks fab on display as home or office decor when not in use, becoming the perfect addition to any helmet collection.
Note: Minor cosmetic imperfections are a natural characteristic of genuine hand made steel armour.
THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT AND HIS ARMOUR
The sallet (also called celata, salade and schaller) was a war helmet that replaced the bascinet in Italy, western and northern Europe and Hungary during the mid-15th century. In Italy, France and England the armet helmet was also popular, but in Germany the sallet became almost universal. In the period 1450-1460 a distinctive German style of sallet appeared. It was round-skulled but was less curvaceous than the Italian sallet, its most obvious feature was that the rear of the helmet was drawn out into a long tail, sometimes consisting of a number of lames. One characteristic that distinguishes early German sallets from later German sallets up to c.1495, is the length of the helmet tail, which became more pronounced over time.