Early 16th cent Italian, Bellows Visor Sallet.Made from 14g and 16g mild steel.
Includes attached leather chin strap but is unlined.
This helmet has a skull constructed from two halves of 14g steel welded inside and out down the centre ridge.
The visor was raised from a single piece of 14g steel and was quite fun to make.
The tail piece of the helmet was made from 16g steel.
The brow is reinforced with a 14g plate making this a fairly stout helmet.
I took a few liberties in deviating from the original. I preferred, purely for aesthetic reasons,
that the ridges in the bellows form visor be sharp and crisp rather than rounded as the original has.
To my knowledge, the original helm had no form of latch but I added a hook and stud to hold
The visor closed.