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Old 04-07-2020, 12:07 PM   #1
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I have please 2 little questions about anodised Kriegsmarine belt buckles.

Is that normal that we can see on some leather tabs a lowercase "m" (as we can see on the 2 first pictures, examples I found on the Internet), because I saw the majority of the buckles have a capital letter "M", like the third picture.

Are both stamps authentic ?
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Old 04-07-2020, 12:09 PM   #2
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And my second question : is this metal part of the buckle also anodised, or never ?

Thank you very much in advance !
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Old 04-07-2020, 12:33 PM   #3
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I believe they are both Capital letters just different styles. The prong pin is never anodized or gilded.


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Old 04-07-2020, 02:53 PM   #4
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I believe they are both Capital letters just different styles : +1
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:10 PM   #5
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Thank you very much for your answer !
Ok, just another letter style but authentic you think ?
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:12 PM   #6
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Thank you very much for your answer !
Ok, just another letter style but authentic you think ?
Yes, definitely authentic!
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:14 PM   #7
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A full shot would help but original from what I see. Here is a couple. I think ones anodized and ones gilded.IMG_7514.JPG


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Old 04-08-2020, 03:18 AM   #8
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Ok, thank you for the example (both are nice one !)
I didn't know that there were two versions of aluminium buckles, gilded or anodised, I thought all of it were anodised.

I also saw that the manufacturer marking was sometimes incompletely or not marked. I have never seen this on other heer or luftwaffe buckles. How is this possible ?
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:09 AM   #9
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One of my buckle has the same flaw with only the top half of the R.S.& S.IMG_6381.jpgIMG_6382.jpg


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Old 04-08-2020, 05:17 PM   #10
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Ok, thank you very much for your examples and your help !
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Old 04-10-2020, 05:22 AM   #11
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Largely there are two methods for given it the golden color:
a) gilding according the Eloxalverfahren (goldfarbig)
b) spraying it with gold paint and cover it with varnish (Zaponlack). Occasionally this last procedure is not done, to avoid extra costs.

With the first one immediatelay can see if inferior materials were used. The coating is ugly and looks if done lousy. In fact just Aluminium and Leichtmetall one can golden anodize.
Some concerns not even were able to golden anodize and contracted another concern for this procedure.
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Old 04-17-2020, 03:35 AM   #12
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I was mucking around with some of my stuff today and took of photo of some of my KM buckles for comparison, all RSS of course.
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Old 04-18-2020, 04:41 PM   #13
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Thank you very much for these additional pictures !
Very nice buckles !
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