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 80% intact and there is only minor visible wear to the buckle. The catch is broken and mostly missing on the reverse. The roll bar is present but the prongs are missing. There is minor discoloration 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 sound, representative example good for display!