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Title SS man's steel buckle by Assmann
Nationality German
Period 1943

This is the classic Russian Front waist buckle (6.5cm long by 4.75cm wide), also worn in France and Italy as a replacement for the earlier aluminium and nickel silver buckles of the pre-war era. This is marked and dated for Assmann 1943. It would have been worn by all ranks up to, but excluding, commissioned officers.

This is of die-struck (pressed steel) construction and has most of its original silver wash finish in place. A point to note is that there is a zinc finish underneath the silver wash, an anti-rusting device, a feature rarely found on the fakes.

Please note that this is the real deal - compare it with the modern Hungarian imitation on my site (under the fakes section) and you will see a myriad of important differences!

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

[Belt Buckles : Third Reich : SS Police Fire]


The parcel arrived today and I am delighted. It feels such a privilege to be holding a piece of history.

G C, UK, 14.03.2017

Thank you for the delivery which arrived yesterday. The badges are in excellent condition.

P S, UK, 18.12.2012