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Mark Mattimore




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: My new Gothic Sallet         Reply with quote

Itís been a LONG time since Iíve shared anything here on the forums. Finally I have a new acquisition to brag about. I just received my German Gothic Sallet from Peter Fuller of Medieval Reproductions. It was a wait of over a year but definitely worth it. The helmet is stunning. Peterís craftsmanship is unbelievable. All the pieces fit together incredibly well, the surfaces are all rolled and polished and the liner makes it fit like a glove. This helmet just makes me want a full harness all the more.

Iíd also like to point out that Peter is wonderful to deal with. A true gentleman. He was quick to respond to my questions and always kept the communication friendly and professional. Iím sure Iíll be doing business with him again.

I took the helm out on the deck the other day for a quick photoshoot. Not great quality but you guys get the idea.



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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! That is gorgeous! Very nice aquisition. I'm sure that the end product was worth the wait. Make sure you post some pics of the harness when you break down and get it Wink
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a beautiful piece of work!
What guage of steel is it made out of?
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jan, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a beautiful helm. Congratulations! Better save your pennies for that full harness!
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stunning work. I'm quite happy for you! I encourage you to get a full harness. Consider my happiness, here.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The bowl, visor and neck lames are all beautiful, but having myself just stumbled through the design, manufacture and installation of a sallet liner, I'm especially impressed by Fuller's work on this one. It's a huge amount of work for a critically important part of the helmet most people will never see, and this is the best I've ever seen on a reproduction. It's no easy task to get everything so perfectly sized and aligned. Amazing work!

I also have a new appreciation for articulated sallet tails. A deep sallet with fixed tail can dramatically restrict one's ability to look up.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely beautiful. Sallets are my favorite helmet; I don't know why, there's just something about them that has more visual appeal that the others.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Morris wrote:
What guage of steel is it made out of?


14 gauge cold-rolled mild steel

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice indeed.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments guys. Here are a few additional detail shots.


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice in the first pics and even more impressive looking at the close ups pics.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a wonderful reproduction, Mark. It really captures the shaping of originals quite nicely. I'm very jealous. Wink

Let me know if you ever feel like you simply have to give it away for free. Happy

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