Dont know anything about a Dutch connection so cannot really comment. Nice buckle though and as to maker the only think that looks familiar to me is the prongs which look like Berge & Nolte prongs but that dies not mean they made the buckle (the prongs also have traits of early Overhoff)
09-03-2014 08:46 AM
David, thank you for the response! Like I said above, the 'Dutch hoard' story really isn't relevant to the buckle itself, true or not. For all we know, it was found in Germany, Belgium or anywhere else and sold by a dutch dealer. It is a convenient name, though, which satisfies the desire for collectors to label everything.
by David North
Thank you! I hope all is well in your hemisphere.
Thanks, Ben! I wouldn't say that B&N for sure made the buckle, but I'm almost positive that whoever made the roundel for the B&N buckle from WAF also made the roundel for mine and the other 'Dutch hoard' buckles. Of course, it could have been Berg & Nolte or anyone else. The prongs do look like Overhoff/Assmann prongs (they even have the characteristic crimp marks upon close inspection), but that probably doesn't mean anything either. It'd be interesting to see if anyone else has any NSBO buckles with the same roundel on other boxes.
by Ben Evans
Good looking buckle. I will have to look for one of these. I have this one with a different border.
Last edited by kirby; 09-03-2014 at 11:06 PM.
Thanks, Kirby! Your buckle is a fine example as well. Like the SA buckle, there is a huge amount of variety in NSBO buckles.
Here is an NSBO buckle that I hold, albeit with a slight "defect", which by overall configuration is the same as the one which started this really quite interesting thread.
I have taken a squint through my catalogued NSBO buckles and this one and especially by the core design and to include the very distinct narrow outer border, is I think unique within the genre.
My apologies that I cannot make a guess as to who the maker was.
Is your buckle made by Overhoff David? Looks like it from the prongs and ears
Honestly Ben, I have no idea and my apologies for being so "knuckle dragging". Regards, David
Thanks for the photos, David! That's a nice looking one.
It seems unlikely to me that it'd be an Overhoff buckle, since it's so different from the known Overhoff ones. Maybe Overhoff made the box and somebody else made the roundel.
Compare the prongs and ears to a early nickel Overhoff SS buckle