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Belt Buckle Guide

This is an identification guide for the different types of Belt Buckles worn in Germany from 1931 until 1945. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are of original authentic items of the period. This guide is for identification only. To correctly authenticate an item, it's size, weight, composition, and construction details must be examined. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Military Belt Buckles




Reichsheer Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1919



1st pattern Heer Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1935



2nd pattern Heer Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1937



Heer Enlisted Service Buckle (Feld Gray)
Adopted 1940



Heer Enlisted Tropical Buckle (Olive Drab)
Adopted 1940



Heer Enlisted Tropical Buckle (Bakelite)
Unknown



Heer Officer Buckle
Adopted 1937



Heer General/FeldMarshal Buckle
Adopted 1937



Heer Officer Tropical Buckle (Olive Drab)
Adopted 1940



Reichsmarine Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1919



Kriegsmarine Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1935



Kriegsmarine Enlisted Buckle
Alternate pattern



Kriegsmarine Enlisted Service Buckle (Blue Black)
Adopted 1940



Kriegsmarine Officer Buckle
Adopted 1921



Kriegsmarine Administrative Officer Buckle
Adopted 1934



1st pattern Luftwaffe Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1935



2nd pattern Luftwaffe Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1938



Luftwaffe Enlisted Service Buckle (Feld Gray)
Adopted 1940



Luftwaffe Enlisted Tropical Buckle (Olive Drab)
Adopted 1940



1st pattern Luftwaffe Officer Buckle
Adopted 1935



2nd pattern Luftwaffe Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938



Luftwaffe General/FeldMarshal Buckle
Adopted 1938


Party Belt Buckles




1st SA Buckle
Adopted in the 1920s



2nd SA Buckle
Adopted 1935



3rd SA Buckle
Adopted 1936



SA-Wehrmannschaften (Home Guards)
Adopted 1943



SA-Fliegereinheiten (SA/SS Aviation Unit)
Worn 1929 to 1934



SA High Leader Buckle
Adopted 1940



SS Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1927



Waffen SS Buckle (Feld Gray)
Adopted 1940



(SA/SS?) Gau Essen Enlisted Buckle
Worn early 1930s



SS Officer Buckle
Adopted 1932



NSKK Motor School Buckle
Worn early 1930s



NSKK Motor School Buckle
Worn early 1930s



NSKK Motor School Buckle
Worn early 1930s



NSKK Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1934



NSKK Officer Buckle
Adopted 1940



NSFK Enlisted Buckle
Adopted date unknown



NSFK Officer Buckle
Adopted 1940



RLSV Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1932



RLSV Officer Buckle
Adopted 1935



1st RLB Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1933



2nd RLB Enlisted (Luftschutz) Buckle
Adopted 1935



3rd RLB Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1939



1st RLB Officer Buckle
Adopted 1933



2nd RLB Officer Buckle
Adopted 1936



3rd RLB Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938



4th RLB Officer Buckle
Adopted 1940



Pfadfinderbund Buckle
Adopted 1926



Pfadfinderbund Buckle
Alternative Pattern



Deutsche Jungvolk Buckle
Adopted 1933



HitlerJunge Buckle
Adopted 1936



HitlerJunge Leader Buckle
Adopted 1929



HitlerJunge Leader Buckle
Adopted 1937



Studentenbund Buckle
Adopted 1933



NPEA Leader Buckle
Adopted date unknown



NSDAP Political Leader Buckle
Adopted 1940



AAD (Anhalt Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Adopted 1932



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Adopted 1932



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Alternative Pattern



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Alternative Pattern



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Alternative Pattern



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Alternative Pattern



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Alternative Pattern



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Alternative Pattern



FAD (Freiwillign Arbeits Dienst) Buckle
Alternative Pattern



RAD (Reichs Arbeits Dienst) Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1936



RAD (Reichs Arbeits Dienst) Leader Buckle
Adopted 1936



RAD (Reichs Arbeits Dienst) Senior Leader Buckle
Adopted 1939



NSBO Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1933



NSBO Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



NSBO Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



NSBO Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



NSBO Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



DAF Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1936



DAF Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



DAF Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



DAF Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



DAF Enlisted Buckle
Alternative Pattern



DAF Officer Buckle
Adopted 1942



Organization Todt Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1941



Werkschutz Buckle
Reitz Firm in Antwerp



Werkschutz Buckle
Draeger Werke in Luebeck



Werkschutz Buckle
Heinkel aircraft firm



TeNo Enlisted Buckle
Worn 1933-34



TeNo Leader Buckle
Adopted 1940



TeNo Senior Leader Buckle
Adopted 1940



Volksbund fur das Deutschtum im Ausland Buckle
Adopted 1933


Goverment Belt Buckles




Police Enlisted Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Rural Police Enlisted Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Rural Police Dress Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Water Police Enlisted Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Police Officer Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Water Police Officer/Police General Buckle
Adopted date unknown



SS Police General Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Prussian Police Enlisted Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Prussian Police Officer Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Prussian Police Senior Officer Buckle
Adopted date unknown



1st pattern Justice Official Buckle
Adopted 1934



2nd pattern Justice Official Buckle
Adopted 1937



1st pattern Penal Administration Official Buckle
Adopted 1934



2nd pattern Penal Administration Official Buckle
Adopted 1937



Fire Protection Police Buckle
Early pattern



Fire Protection Police Buckle
Early pattern



Fire Protection Police Enlisted Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Fire Protection Police Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1938



Fire Protection Police Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938



National Forestry Junior Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938



National Forestry Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938



National Senior Forestry Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938



Bayern - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Hannover - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Hessen/Baden type 1 - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Hessen/Baden type 2 - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Mecklenburg - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Prussia - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Thuringen - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Westfalen - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Württemberg - State Forestry Officer Buckle
Worn 1933-38



Private Forestry Buckle
Adopted 1938



Private Forestry Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938



German Hunting Association Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Diplomatic Official Buckle - Type 1
Adopted 1938



Diplomatic Official Buckle - Type 2
Adopted date unknown



Diplomatic Official Buckle - Type 3
Adopted 1940



Government/Diplomatic Official Buckle - Type 4
Adopted 1940



Senior Diplomatic Official Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Senior RMBO Official Buckle
Adopted 1942



Customs (Landzoll) Officer Buckle
Adopted 1939



Water Customs (Wasserzoll) Officer Buckle
Adopted 1939



Postal Police Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1934



Postal Police Leader Buckle
Adopted 1937



State Railroad Police Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Railroad Police Buckle
Adopted 1928



Railroad Police Buckle
Adopted 1933



Railroad Police Officer Buckle
Adopted 1935



Railroad Police Buckle
Adopted 1935



Railroad Police Officer Buckle
Adopted 1939



German Railroad Officer Buckle
Adopted 1940



1st pattern German Red Cross Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1935



2nd pattern German Red Cross Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1938



3rd pattern German Red Cross Enlisted Buckle
Adopted 1943



1st pattern German Red Cross Officer Buckle
Adopted 1935



2nd pattern German Red Cross Officer Buckle
Adopted 1938


Veteran Organization Belt Buckles




Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1920s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1920s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1920s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1920s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Late 1920s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Late 1920s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Late 1920s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1930s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1930s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1930s



Stahlhelm Buckle
Early 1930s



Jung Stahlhelm Buckle
1st Pattern - Early 1930s



Jung Stahlhelm Buckle
2nd Pattern - Early 1930s



Jung Stahlhelm Buckle
3rd Pattern - Early 1930s



Jung Stahlhelm Buckle
4th Pattern - Early 1930s



Stahlhelm - Scharnhorst Buckle
1st Pattern



Stahlhelm - Scharnhorst Buckle
2nd Pattern



Stahlhelm Buckle
Wehrwolf Pattern



Reichsbanner Buckle
Mid 1920s



Reichsbanner Youth Buckle
Adopted 1928



Kyffhauser Buckle
Mid 1930s



Kyffhauser Buckle
Manufacturer's Variation


Miscellaneous Belt Buckles




Berghoheitsverwaltung (Mine Administration) Buckle
Adopted 1936



Bergbau Buckle
Adopted 1936



Bergbau Buckle
Alternate pattern



Reichsnahrstand (Food Corporation) Buckle
Adopted 1933



Senior Reichsnahrstand (Food Corporation) Buckle
Adopted 1933



Turnverein (Gymnastic Association) Buckle
Abolished 1934



Turnverein (Gymnastic Association) Buckle
Abolished 1934



Turnverein (Gymnastic Association) Buckle
Abolished 1934



Deutsche Turnerschaft (German Gymnastic Association) Buckle
Abolished 1934



Deutsche Turnerschaft (German Gymnastic Association) Buckle
Abolished 1934



Musicans Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Nightwatchman Guild Buckle
Adopted date unknown



Butcher's Guild Buckle
Early pattern



Butcher's Guild Buckle
Early pattern



Butcher's Guild Buckle
Worn 1920s-30s



Carpenter's Guild Buckle
Early pattern



Carpenter's Guild Buckle
Early pattern



Carpenter's Guild Buckle
Worn 1920s-30s