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Belts and Buckles

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The belt buckle was an important part of the regalia worn by all uniformed military, civil, political and paramilitary organizations during the Third Reich. The belt (“Koppel”) was part of the uniform and would always be worn while on duty. The belt buckle (“Koppelschloss”) was generally specific to each organization, with many organizations having separate belt buckles for officers and for enlisted personnel, sometimes with different colors and finishes to further denote specific purposes. The buckles were adorned with various mottos and designs specific to the organizations for which they were intended. Many designs used the German national eagle emblem, in a variety of forms. Belt buckles were worn with uniforms ranging from finely tailored officer parade uniforms, to the issue uniforms of enlisted soldiers in combat. Generally speaking, most German belt buckles of the Third Reich were made with two prongs on the reverse, to allow the buckle to be worn and adjusted on a belt. The buckle had a catch that would mate with a hook on the belt, when worn. The earliest Third Reich buckles were often made of brass, or nickel silver. Later, aluminum became very common, and was used on private purchase as well as enlisted buckles of the German military, with or without a painted or plated finish. After WWII began, most enlisted military buckles were steel. Nazi belt buckles were popular souvenirs for Allied troops who served in Europe. Some types were made by the millions and remain quite common today. Others were made in limited numbers and are very rare.

Stahlhelm EM Buckle

Stahlhelm EM Buckle

$200.00

SKU: Y185
Brass SA EM Buckle

SA Buckle

$125.00

SKU: Y151
RAD EM Parade Buckle

RAD Buckle

$90.00

SKU: Y143
Steel Kreigsmarine EM Buckle

Kriegsmarine EM Buckle

$75.00

SKU: Y122
Fire Service Buckle

Fire Service Buckle

$125.00

SKU: Y110
Imperial Telegrapher Buckle

Imperial Telegrapher Buckle

$275.00

SKU: JW0672
SA Belt Buckle

Early Brass SA Belt Buckle

$125.00

SKU: JW1497
SALE!

SS Officers Buckle

$1,000.00 $825.00

SKU: JW0704
NSKK EM Buckle
SOLD
SOLD

NSKK EM Buckle

$110.00

SKU: Y155
DJ EM Buckle
SOLD
SOLD

DJ Buckle

$185.00

SKU: Y154
Waffen SS Buckle
SOLD
SS Buckle
SOLD

Waffen SS Buckle

$395.00

SKU: JW2623
Heer EM Parade Buckle
SALE!
SOLD
SOLD

Heer EM Parade Buckle

$125.00 $105.00

SKU: C11114
SS Buckle by RODO
SOLD
SOLD

SS Buckle by RODO

$575.00

SKU: JW0244
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