Franz open sallet
The sallet is the successor of the kettle helmet in europe and one of the most common helmet types in 15th century in the western hemisphere. There is types with visor and without, often with a segmented neck protection, but mostly with a stiff one.
The "Franz" sallet is built without visor, so it does not cover the face and keeps it open for the wearer to breath free and a better vision.
The edge along the face, and following, the complete lower edge, is corrugated. The centre ridge is built very low to keep the silhuette rounded.
This helmet is equipped with a cotton covered foam inlay and has a leather chin strap.
We recommend to wear a padded coif underneath to avoid scratches and bruises. This will maximize your comfort.
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase
It is best to start cleaning leather from the most delicate measures possible. Therefore, use a damp cloth with a little soap. If this is not enough - use a hard brush to remove dirt. Remove the soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue, and then use a dry cloth to wipe away the remaining water from the leather. Let it dry completely before the next maintenance step.
Always keep the leather maintenance after cleaning, because the soap will remove some of its natural oils. Apply mink oil, olive oil or professional lanolin-based fats to clean leather using a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of fat with circular movements. Wait for the fat to soak in the leather, then use a clean cloth to clog the residue. For maintenance, you can also use beeswax by heating it to a liquid state and applying it to the leather. Remember that the leather so preserved will be harder and significantly darken what sometimes is the desired effect.
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of
RUST-PREVENTION AND REMOVAL
LEATHER STRAPS AND FITTINGS
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after
- up to 62 cm
- Availability from the manufacturer
- Necessary confirmation of product availability