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Rafaello F. S.





Joined: 05 Feb 2015

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: Help with Sallet fitting :)         Reply with quote

Hey!

So, I have this new Sallet. It fits rather well, except on the sides - which makes the helm shake if I turn my head.

Is it supposed to be like that?

Or what can I add or do to improve the fit?

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Edward Lee




Location: New York
Joined: 05 Jul 2013

Posts: 313

PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb, 2015 3:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi

I stick foam pads onto the sides and it usually fix the problem.
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Radovan Geist




Location: Slovakia
Joined: 19 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb, 2015 11:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would consider replacing the lining / padding with something like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21526206@N02/5271153800

also IŽd check-out this discussion: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...p;start=22
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Mark Griffin




Location: The Welsh Marches, in the hills above Newtown, Powys.
Joined: 28 Dec 2006

Posts: 801

PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb, 2015 12:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What you have there is a simple but very modern and anachronistic 'spider' style liner. As well as its limited ability to work when new it will also stretch over time and cause continual problems.

As Radovan has posted, the best option is a nice padded liner that's adjustable in the crown. Foam rubber does compact and get a bit crumbly over time and althoughg its different horses for different courses I prefer some nice linen and cotton wadding around my head any time. Silk if its a posh helmet of course.


More examples here:

http://www.historiclife.com/images/Armory/Sal...CT0002.jpg

http://www.jelldragon.com/images/jk_linen_helmet_lining.jpg

plus some instructions for your first go-

http://www.leader.gen.nz/medieval/liner/index.html

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