WW2 Waffen SS EM Belt Buckle - Silver
Reproduction EM/ NCOs Belt buckle as worn by all regular soldier of the German SS during WW2
The German belt buckle came into existence in 1936 after the end of the Weimar Republic although the style itself was kept the same. The new buckles adopted the SS Eagle with out swept wings and was worn throughout the SS by both Waffen and Allgemeine and in different colours, dependent on the theater of war and the uniform it was to be worn with. Originally the buckles would have had the leather tab attached which would be stitched to the belt however in later years this was dropped to save leather.
The SS buckle was officially adopted by the SS in 1932, sometime during 1936 the buckles construction were changed to injection molded aluminium and then in 1940 the buckles again changed to have a steel construction. The RZM were in control for all SS uniform and kit and acted as a quality control and set strict patterns and requirements for all items manufactured for use by the SS which resulted in the RZM stamp, proving that the item had passed quality control. Under duress by Himmler in 1934 the SS took full control of all their uniform and equipment and therefor no longer needed the quality control of the RZM
The motif is slightly domed and features the outstretched Eagle of the SS with wreath and Swastika along with the quote "Meine Ehre Heißt Treue!" (My Honour Is Loyalty!) between two borders of twisted rope. Like the Heer buckle, on the rear they have the twin prongs to the right of the buckle and the catch on the left.
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