The buckle of the marines of the Third Reich (sailors, shore units etc.). It is a standard land army Heer buckle with an eagle in a wreath and the motto Gott mit uns (god with us), painted with golden paint. The buckle is made of aluminum and has the correct (mirror) reverse with a massive cast hook. The rotary bar is made of three parts as originals and is riveted onto the buckle. The bail is massive, cast, made as a whole thing with the buckle and can not be broken. There are simplified copies on the market, where the bar and the bail are made in another cheaper way (the bail made of a wire is on an aluminum buckle, the bar is cast by one detail). Such simplified copies are thrown money, because they do not copy but only roughly mimic the design of the original buckle. Sometimes they try to sell parade buckles instead of military ones, there the central image is on the disc fixed by small stipes or soldered. Such surrogates cannot be used in reenactment. Our buckle completely copies the original. The pattern has 100% similarity because it is a mold from the original buckle.
This buckle fits a 45mm wide belt, it can be technically used with Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe belts, which are for sale in our shop.
The buckle is sold unpainted and without leather pull-tab, as seen in the photo. You can buy the paint and pull-tab in our shop separately.
Buckles are usually stamped S.H. u Co 40 (Sohni, Heubach u. Co., from Oberstein, 1940), but there may be other stamps. The manufacturer periodically changes the stamps on the buckles. The absence of stamps is not a reason for a discount or flaw. If you need a buckle with a certain stamp, mention it in the order, we will find it for you, if it is in our warehouse.