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Title Aluminium army buckle with Wiederhalt, 1936 pattern
Nationality German
Period 1937

This is the first issue pattern one-piece army buckle of the Third Reich, replacing the Weimar pattern. Photos show the latter being worn well into the late 1930s, so production must have been a rather slow process. In turn it was replaced by the next model in pressed steel, as an economy measure to preserve precious aluminium.

It is of injection-mould construction, and is marked on the reverse for Klein & Quenzer and dated 1937. The original brown leather Wiederhalt (tag) has survived, if a little shrunk with age, with only vestigial traces of the original paint remaining on the face. It has a rather worn look, no doubt from hard service use!

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Belt Buckles : Third Reich : Army]


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