German square tailed sallet?

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Ceri Mullins
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German square tailed sallet?

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I bought this sallet cheap from the Knight Shop.
I didn't realise it was unfinished so I have been trying to do it all myself.
Can anyone help me identify its real name or a history for this shaped tail, it must have one even if only a short paragraph somewhere?

Hm, I can't seem to paste a picture in here but it is all one piece with a long wide one piece tail protecting the neck, I can always send a pic you you think you recognise it?

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Unfinished? In what way? Sounds like one of the late 15th/early 16th rennen sallets. Its used in some very specific jousting styles.

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... ._1495.jpg

"Rennhut", i.e. helmet for the "Scharfrennen" joust of war. Made for the court of Maximilian I., 1495, exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
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Many thanks for the kind replys guys, they are very informative. Sorry for not replying before but pc died on me. Thanks agsin guys.

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