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German Gothic Sallet, XV-XVI century




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German Gothic Sallet, XV-XVI century

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  • Metal for helmet dome cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm (14 ga)
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Fast Shipping  Absent
  • Finish treatment satin polishing
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Custom made

This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

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Sewn padded cap
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Color of leather fastening
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German Gothic Sallet

Here is an Italian, who immigrated to Germany and gained such a great popularity there, so people started to call him a German. That’s right, sallet has appeared in Italy back in the XIV century. However, by the middle of the XV century it became a German helmet to the last rivet. It was an integral part of German full-plate Gothic armor and was all the rage until the early XVI century.

Old faithful bascinet was an ancestor of sallet. Though, it gave life to the dozens of late models of helmets.

Foes and haters often call sallet “a steel pot with lumiere”, but such simplification is appalling and deeply flawed. As sallet is quite complicated and interesting type of medieval helmet. It is easy to distinguish this good-looker from any other helmet. First of all, sallet always does have a neckguard – simple, but effective feature for back of neck protection. What’s interesting, the longer neckguard is, the more “German-type” your sallet is. Secondly, sallet always has “a comb” – lengthwise reinforcement rib, which really comes into a real comb in some models. It looks not only severe and aggressive, but also add robustness to the helmet. So, those who say so, they are steel caps. But, here is a sallet – metal helmet, which merits to crown heads of the best German knights.

Sallets, which were remained in good condition, are frequent inhabitants of museums. So, Steel Mastery examined the most interesting models and hammered out our sallet – very robust, very classy, very German-like.

Exhibit in the Higgins Armory Museum, 100 Barber Avenue, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Sallet helmet at Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History) at the Neuburg in the Hofburg of Vienna, Austria

Sallet of Emperor Maximilian I, Armour: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Neckguard or “tail” is fairly big, visor is fairly decorated, and eye slit is fairly wide. Modest, reliable and beautiful without all these frivolous flourishes.


By your wish, Steel Mastery can make German sallet of different types of steel and decorate it by your regards. Metal of rivets, buckles, color of leather belts and finish treatment are options, which you can choose as well.

You can use this functional knight helmet for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Main photo shows medieval Gothic Sallet with following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Satin polishing as finish treatment;
  • Black leather belts;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Steel rivets;
  • No decoration;
  • Sewn liner

Base price includes following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Satin polishing;
  • Black leather belts;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Steel rivets;
  • No decoration;
  • Sewn liner

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval helmet at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality metal body armor, handcrafted by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced blacksmiths, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (Paypal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

You may also like these models of medieval sallets of the XV century: Italian sallet with visor, Gothic sallet with visor, Italian crossbowman sallet.

In section “Helmets”, you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.


If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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