N028678 NSKK/POLITICAL BELT & OPEN CLAW BELT BUCKLE. (Koppel mit Zweidornschnalle)

BACKGROUND: The open claw belt buckle was authorized for wear by almost all political and military organizations during the Third Reich, with a variety of different institution dates. Belts for Political Leaders were initially produced of chocolate brown leather, until 1939 when the Havana brown coloration was chosen as its replacement. Similar, blackened, belts were worn by a variety of political organizations, such as the NSKK and NSFK, with the color of the buckle being some indication of rank, gold rating higher than silver.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A die struck alloy, pebbled front, open rectangular, double claw belt buckle, measuring 38mm x 52mm, with a faint gilt wash. Buckle is nicely RZM marked with "M5/76" for Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid. The 45mm wide blackened leather belt, 108cm long, has one end folded over and sewn around the buckle, while the other end comes to a rounded point with seven pairs of buckling holes. The belt itself has impressed lines to each outer edge and faint illegible makers stamps .     (Ex Philippe Gillain Collection)

GRADE ****                                                          PRICE $238.00 (Or Best Offer)

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