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Title General service buckle, George V
Nationality British
Period c 1910
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This buckle in white metal was the type used by the other ranks in the volunteer battalions of the British army in the Edwardian period and that leading up to WW1. There is evidence that, in the early years of the war (ie 1914-15) these buckles were actually worn at the front, along with leather ammunition pouches.

The condition is excellent for its age, but shows mild use rather than abuse and is marked 'HOBSON & SONS // LEXINGTON ST.' Hobsons was a major supplier of personal equipment to the British army in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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


[Belt Buckles : British : 20th Century]

testimonials

Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006

I received the bayonet today. Very nice example. I will keep an eye on your site for possible future purchases.

D E, USA, 23.11.2005

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