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Title One-piece ORs army buckle
Nationality German
Period 1943
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This is the second model WBC for the army. It was introduced in 1940, replacing the one-piece aluminium type. This one is made of die-struck steel and is virtually as struck, with extremely sharp definition to the face and no traces of any paintwork anywhere. It is marked CTD 1943 for Christian Theodor Dicke of Ludenscheid.

The Luftwaffe and navy had buckles of similar make.

In all my years of dealing and collecting Third Reich buckles, I have never seen such a sharp example of die-struck steel type, which has clearly never had any paintwork applied. Perhaps this was made as a parade buckle - I can't think of any other reason, as virtually all of these have a paint or zinc wash finish of some sort. Indeed, I have one by the same maker in a gilt finish for the navy.

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


[Belt Buckles : Third Reich : Army]

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I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

The dirk arrived this morning and I could not be happier with it! Excellent little piece, most unusual... I look forward to doing more business with you, as finance permits; rest assured you will be highly recommended to my collecting colleagues.

C C, Australia, 15.04.2009

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