Sallet of Archduke Sigismund von Tirol
A sallet (Old German “Schelern”, French “salade”) is a type of Western European helmet. At the end of the XIV century the pointed skull of bascinet helmets became more rounded. The sides and back became larger and the skull of the helmet obtained a crest in approximately 1420. Two main types of sallet helmets developed over the years: Italian and German.
Sallets with a short “tail” were inspired by Western European fashion ( though examples of late XV century Sallet helmets with long articulated tail also exist) and were worn with a bevor to protect the throat and chin.
This sallet helmet is based on the helmet from the full plate armor of Archduke Sigismund von Tirol, made by Lorenz Helmschmid (Augsburg, 1484). The original armor is preserved at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.
The helmet’s lifting visor is made to allow for a semi-circular upward and downward motion and is fixed at each side with an externally serrated circle enclosing a rosette. The helmet has a steel button at the lower part so that one can lock the visor so that it never flies open unexpectedly.
Our Sallet of Archduke Sigismund Von Tirol can be crafted from mild, stainless, or tempered steel, or even titanium. Our Sallet of Archduke Sigismund von Tirol has leather strap with steel buckle and you can choose whether to have a liner pre-sewn during its construction. Additionally, brass trim (with or without etchings) is available to add that extra bit of panache.
In order to provide the protection required for full contact medieval battles, you will also require a Bevor for this helmet.