Sallet of Archduke Sigismund von Tirol
Sallet (old German “schelern”, French “salade”) it’s a type of Western European helmet. At the end of XIV century pointed skull of Bascinet helmets became more round. Side parts and back part became larger. The skull of the helmet got crest approximately in 1420’s years.
There were two types of Sallet helmets: Italian style and German style.
Sallets with a short “tail” were inspired by Western European fashion. Sallet were worn with a bevor to protect throat and chin. Also there are examples of late XV century Sallet helmets with long articulated tail.
This Sallet helmet is based on the helmet from the full plate armor of Archduke Sigismund von Tirol, made by Lorenz Helmschmid, Augsburg, 1484. Original armor is preserved at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.
Lifting visor is made to allow a round movement. It is fixed at each side with an externally serrated circle enclosing a rosette.
Helmet has a steel button at the lower part. This button makes visor always locked so you can be sure there’s no unexpected visor open.
Helmet can be done from mild or tempered steel. By your choice it can be completed with sewn padded liner inside. Sallet of Archduke Sigismund von Tirol has leather strap with steel buckle.
Separately you can choose suitable Bevor for this helmet.