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Title Imperial German navy dirk belt buckle
Nationality German
Period c 1900
Price £75.00

This little buckle (4cm diameter) was the German equivalent of the midshipman's buckle in the Royal Navy and fulfilled a similar function, namely to hang the dirk from a belt, but in this case a dark blue silk one. As with virtually all of these, there is no maker's mark. This is the second pattern, with the W superimposed on the anchor.

The piece is a fine quality casting of bronze with a fire gilt finish. The female portion of the buckle is missing. The gilt is worn on the highlights of the anchor, crown and cipher. It is otherwise in good shape - a pretty piece!

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


[Belt Buckles : German : 20th Century]

testimonials

Arrived safely in the last hour. Well pleased, thanks for additional info.

J A, UK, 11.04.2013

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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