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Army/Heer buckles, a brief history

Article about: by kilomikesierra1960 Sure thing, here's a nice one of the heavier style on an amazingly supple belt I just picked up ;-) Really wonderful patina, and the interesting thing is a Polish name

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    Quote by kilomikesierra1960 View Post
    Sure thing, here's a nice one of the heavier style on an amazingly supple belt I just picked up ;-) Really wonderful patina, and the interesting thing is a Polish name inside the belt. Quite interesting histories on the Poles in the Wehrmacht...





    Did you mean pics of the two variations? I think you have some excellent ones in your three belt listings? Two of one style and one of the other with the "replaced hook";-)
    But you refer to the belt keeper not to the buckle catch

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    Did you mean pics of the two variations? I think you have some excellent ones in your three belt listings? Two of one style and one of the other with the "replaced hook";-)
    Nice belt and buckle, any chance of pics of the buckle?

    In ref to the hooks on the belt the two hooks on the lightweight/walking out belt do not need to take any weight so they can be made not as strong, as you are now probably aware the hooks on the combat belt have to be much stronger to withstand the rigors of combat and the weight of the equipment
    Ben

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    Yes, I was just confirming that.

    The buckle is nothing special, unmarked Heer pebbled with a fair amount of wear.

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    Great exposé Ben! I wish I was disciplined enough to specialise in one field such as this - collecting equipment and helmets sure takes up a heap more space!

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Could someone explain to a layman like myself what the difference between the smooth and pebbled front is? Basically, why do some have smooth and the others pebbled? By manufacturer or is it aluminum vs steel? (I feel like this might be a dumb question but hey, gotta start somewhere)

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    Could someone explain to a layman like myself what the difference between the smooth and pebbled front is? Basically, why do some have smooth and the others pebbled? By manufacturer or is it aluminum vs steel? (I feel like this might be a dumb question but hey, gotta start somewhere)
    Not a dumb question at all, some makers just did this on their buckles, the dies were probably made like this, Assmann for one did this. I am at work at the mo so cannot really post any examples until I get home tomorrow and have had some sleep lol
    Ben

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    Is it common to find a steel buckle that is unmarked with a leather tab that is marked?? Is the maker's mark on the tab the maker of the buckle or just the leather tab?

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. In answer to your question it really depends on the maker, Gustav Brehmer has maker marked buckles and tabs, unmarked buckles and maker marked tabs, so not a question of common but maker dependant. Hope that makes sense?
    Ben

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    Thanks for having me..... The tab on my buckle is H ARLD 1940 NUERNBERG in an oval. Is this a common maker ? Is this the buckle maker or just the leather tab maker???

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