Suitable for foot or mounted combat, the sallet was prized by both knights and men-at-arms. While originating in France or Burgundy, this helmet style was immensely popular with English and German knights and was worn throughout northern and western Europe from the late 1400's though early 1500's (when the sallet evolved into the burgonet). The bevor (chin and throat guard) is a seperate piece - the sallet can be worn with or without the bevor.
The original of this example was found in England and dates from about 1480. Moveable visor, bevor with falling buff. Made from 18 gauge steel, both the helmet and bevor are fully lined and wearable.
Discontinued and sold out