WWII German Water Police “Other Ranks” Steel Buckle- This example is produced in a gilt finished pressed steel. The gilt finish, indicating use by the Water Police (Wasserschutzpolizei), remains 90% intact and there is only minor visible wear to the buckle. The reverse features a “U” shaped bar with flat feet welded to the buckle for the catch. The roll bar and prongs are gilt finished steel. There is minor verdigris visible on the reverse. The initials of the manufacturer, C.T.D. (for Christian Th. Dicke Co. of Ludenscheid) are seen in raised relief in the center of the swastika. A near excellent example of a desirable buckle!