Third Reich German Water Police “Other Ranks” Aluminum Buckle- This example is produced in a gilt finished aluminum. The gilt finish, indicating use by the Water Police (Wasserschutzpolizei), remains 75% intact and there is only minor visible wear to the buckle. The catch is the integral slot type. The roll bar and prongs are aluminum and missing the finish. The motto of the manufacturer, Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid is seen at the catch end. A very good example!