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Title One-piece ORs army buckle
Nationality German
Period 1943

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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