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Title SS officer's buckle
Nationality German
Period c 1943

This buckle, maker marked for Emil Juttner of Ludenscheid, is the classic officer's buckle of Waffen SS officers from circa 1943 onwards, struck from pot metal and given a silver-grey wash, most of which still survives. This replaced the earlier bright nickel silver or aluminium finish, which, as the war progressed, became scarce.

The silver-grey wash tended to dull the shine factor, thus rendering it a less enticing target. The female part of the buckle is missing, which is pretty standard for most of these buckles. Note the absence of RZM or M/4 markings, again typical of mid-to-late war production.

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

[Belt Buckles : Third Reich : SS Police Fire]


The sabre arrived perfectly. Magnificent piece.

B V, Spain, 17.08.2016

The buckle arrived today in good order. Many thanks. I will keep an eye on your website for other buckles that may interest me...

A N, UK, 30.09.2008