Buckle of the Imperial Society of Aviation Sports (Reichsluftsport-Verband, RLSV): a small eagle holding a wreath with a swastika in its claws, in a large wreath of bay leaves. The peculiarity of the wreath on such buckles is that it is not symmetrical on the right and left. The surface is granulated. There is no brand (as on the original). High-quality copy from aluminum (cast).
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 from us separately.
Buckles for the SS troops were produced until 1940 not only from aluminum, but also from nickel silver (or so-called German silver). Since 1940 they began to make steel buckles. However, aluminum ones were issued to the troops until their stocks ran out. Alu buckles could be seen at the front until 1942.
As a rule, leather pull-tab was sewn to the buckle. The tab is usual for steel buckles somewhere until 1942, and then it was abolished. It bore the manufacturer's marking (most often in the RZM/SS code — accredited manufacturers of equipment for SS). The pull-tab was to hold the equipment if the belt was took off, to prevent the equipment from sliding off the belt under its own weight. The buckle can be used without the pull-tab, the belt + buckle set is ready for wearing.