Thanks for your opinion
maxrsx, A well worn L. Gottlieb & Sohn buckle.
I tend to disagree with the protector theory and believe it is indeed a "Re-stich".
A protector which would have been added usually has been sewn after the first initial process of tabbing the buckle. IMO.. I see no evidence of added sewing holes that would now be
de-void due to say..A accidental pull off etc; A very nice buckle nonetheless worthy of any (RaD)
collector of buckles.. Thanks for posting.. G
Just for observation, Notice the stiching pattern on the protector buckle and the one without.. I hope you can notice the difference one would make...Gwar
Thank you warbuff, I have a "Few" rad buckles I think...I accepted your FR... Good hunting Friend..G
I have aspirations to add a great many others soon after the MAX Show..
Good Hunting Friend...G
Gwar Thanks for your opinion.
Post 7, yellow12 is possibly right. These extra protectives were sewn on
while the uniform was damaged by the "sharp" edges of a buckle. In the
"Verordnungsblatt des RAD" a note was published about this with a
drawing. The protective was phrased as Schutzlasche (see note).
The drawing and note were used in my article about RAD buckles, published in the
"Military Advisor", vol.16, number 1 from winter 2004/2005 with an extensive article
with 24 pages about the official RAD buckles. The article included many official
drawings, as the oficial drawings from March 2, 1936 for the enlisted buckle and
from the ame date for the officers buckle.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
Wilhelm Saris Thanks for information.