Al, it is a new fake, not a good one thankfully, many thanks for bringing it to our attention, can you post this in the fake SS thread please?
Yeah...a first for me too....see how the prongs look like a big "staple"....that's different...
But the construction of the prongs looks interesting....!
Wow - with all the "trimmings" too ....... a lot of effort so why didn't they try a little harder on the buckle itself?
For the potential return on your investment you would think they would make it perfect - it really isn't that difficult - especially when you have already spent a ton of money making a bad copy.
While the efforts of the fakers go in this direction we (the collectors) will not have problems
Al, this is the exact fake as offered by Reddick Militaria, same exact wierd prongs attachment. The made-up tags have been added to the Reddick item.
This one and a similarly constructed Luftwaffe buckle can be found in the German Belt Buckle section of Epic Militaria. com and retail for £13.95 I believe.Featured also are some frighteningly good repros - the aluminium Heer is excellent but slightly smaller than an original .
Hope this is of help