S005485 PRUSSIAN STATE FORESTRY OFFICER'S BELT AND BELT BUCKLE. (Koppel und Koppelschloß für Offizier)
BACKGROUND: German State Forestry agencies were consolidated into the Reichsforstbeamte, (National Forestry Service), on April 22ND 1938, and uniform regulations introduced the Official’s belt buckle to replace the assorted pattern belt buckles worn by official’s of the various state organizations. The new pattern buckle came in a burnished black finish for wear with the service uniform, natural aluminum for the parade and dress uniform and in a gilt finish for ranks of Oberlandesforstmeister and above. The natural aluminum buckles were worn on both a dark green leather and brocade belts. All National Forestry Service belts and buckles were discontinued in late 1943.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly 48mm round, stamped, belt buckle features the 1933 pattern Prussian insignia. Reverse of buckle is a mirror image of obverse. Retaining hook secures the open rectangular bar. Unmarked example. Buckle comes complete with a brown leather belt with a leather retaining tongue and vertical sliding leather keepers, both intact. Leather is 104 cm in length. Nice set.
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