The tongue is made of vegetable tanned leather about 1.5 mm thick. It is cut from bull-leather in the press, and then cut down by thickness to form a smooth backside. It bears a stamp of the manufacturer from the city of Ludenscheid (Germany) and the year 1939. There are also L.B.A. stamp (stamp or the Luftwaffe).
The tabs are discounted because the skin is painted a very dark brown color (almost black), back side is unpainted (but smoothed) and there may be veins, spots on it. The photo shows variants of the defects. If you do not take into account the beauty, then the straps are suitable for use for its intended purpose. The color and thickness of the skin may also vary slightly, as can be seen in the photo. There are no stitching holes in the tabs; the stitching thread can be bought separately from us.
Price for 1 tab (for 1 buckle).
How to sew the tab?
The tab should be wet before installation! If you bend it when dry, it will likely crack. This is a feature of the leather, it is soft when wet, and remembers the shape when gets dry. The tab is set so that if you look at the front side of the buckle, you can see the stamp on the strap (on its short end). Accordingly, the long end is on the back side of the buckle.