WH (Heeres) field-grey-coloured- and/or steel-based belt-buckle being a maker- (ie. 'Dransfeld & Co.'-) marked- and/or: '1940'-dated example that comes mounted onto its leather-based tab and that comes in a moderately used- ie. worn, condition
This is an attractive - albeit moderately worn- and/or used! - example of a (Heeres) field-grey-coloured- and/or typical steel-based, EM/NCO-type belt-buckle being a neatly maker- (ie. 'Dransfeld & Co. - Menden'-) marked- and/or: '1940'-dated example that comes mounted onto its natural-coloured, genuine leather-based and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately worn- ie. used-), condition. The buckle retains most of its somewhat 'glossy'-styled, field-grey-coloured finish and was (I deem) never cleaned nor polished: it does show, however, some staining and obvious minimal paint-loss (as can be seen on the pictures). The inside of the buckle shows some obvious dust and/or rust caused by over more than 70 years of storage. The leather-based tab is naturally also still fully functional and souple: it shows a clearly present, oval-shaped: 'Dransfeld & Co. - Menden - 1940'-stamp (as can be clearly seen in the pictures) and remains in an equally nicely preserved condition overall (it was presumably never greased ie. oiled and does show some age ie. staining: it is, however, fully souple and naturally functional). The buckle itself is void of a makers-designation as is more often observed with pieces by this (actually unusually encountered!) maker. The piece was recently found at a private-household in Germany and was never before part of a collection. Simply an attractive 'Dransfeld & Co.'-marked, 'Heeres'-example that is priced according to its moderately used- albeit further fully untouched condition!