Buckle help

orangenewt

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Found a pretty old buckle - it looks hand-forged to me - but can't tell how old exactly. Any ideas?
 

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Gare

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gunsil

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No brass buckles like this are hand forged, they are all cast. Hand forged usually applies to iron, one cannot heat brass, copper, or bronze and bend or forge it, it will break. They have been casting brass buckles since the bronze age. (thousands of years)
 

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Horse Harness Buckle, didn't change much from the late 19th C to mid 20th C.
 

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Found a pretty old buckle - it looks hand-forged to me - but can't tell how old exactly. Any ideas?
love those buckles, nice find. Welcome aboard
 

Sandog

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Using brass buckles & iron or steel pins was common.
Thanks Crusader. I seem to recall that it would cause a galvanic reaction and one metal would corrode. On the other hand I certainly could have been dreaming in that science class. LOL
 

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