Superb, SS- (ie. Waffen-SS), aluminium-based, EM- (ie. NCO-) type belt-buckle being a neatly maker- (ie. I deem 'RzM - 822/38 SS'-) marked example that comes in a moderately used- ie. worn, condition
This is an attractive - and nowadays truly scarcely encountered! - SS- (ie. Waffen-SS), typical aluminium-based, enlisted-mens'- (ie. NCO-) type belt-buckle (ie. 'Koppelschloss für Mannschaften u. Unterführer der SS') being (I deem) a maker- (ie. 'RzM - 822/38 SS'-) marked example (= being most likely a producers'-code as was used by the: 'Richard Sieper & Söhne' ie. the: 'R.S.&.S.'-company as was based in the town of Lüdenscheid) that comes in an overall nice- (ie. I deem just moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. The piece is, however, void of any real damage but shows some obvious wear, age and is a bit stained (as can be seen on the pictures). These (rather 'soft'-based-) aluminium belt-buckles are quite easily damaged and are often found truly 'worn-out': the example on offer here does just show some moderate wear and/or scratched areas (for example on the inside were the catch of the belt is attached) but retains, nevertheless, truly great pronounced detail. The inside (and outside!) shows some staining as acquired over the years (as can be seen on the pictures). The super-imposed 'RzM - 822/38 SS'-designation (which is present on its back as always) shows some obvious wear (as can be seen on the pictures). This example is totally not cleaned nor polished and still retains a fair bit of its protective 'sprayed' finish (something thay is NOT always the case!). I am of course aware of the fact that these aluminium 'SS-belt-buckles' are regrettably also copied at a large scale: this example is naturally a fine and 100% genuine specimen and has all characteristics of a fine original aluminium example. Simply a very atttractive Waffen-SS belt-buckle that is - I deem - priced according to its overall nicely preserved condition!