Hook for German infantry Y-strap. The material is steel, not painted (the original hooks were usually painted with light gray paint).
The price is for 1 piece. You need 2 pieces for an Y-strap.
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Hooks began to be made of steel in 1940. Hooks had a lot of minor differences in shape, which depended on both the manufacturer and the time of production. For example, the early hooks had a rounded buckle; and later the shape of the buckle became closer to rectangular. The swinging hooks also varied: initially it had variable width (it was narrower at the bend, but wider at the straight sections) and a rather complex shape of the bends; later, the hook shape became easier too.
Archaeological practice shows that fittings made of aluminum and steel could be found on the same object, including a result of repairs.
The copy we offer repeats the later hooks, which began to be made no earlier than 1941. The photo shows an example of the original hook. Photo by user Willj from the forum warrelics.eu.
The J. D. von Hagen MetallwarenFabrik factory was founded in 1985 in Iserlohn by Johan Dietrich von Hagen. The city is located in the Ruhr region, famous for centuries for the production of coal and steel products. The factory still exists today and uses the same brand of JDEHA. Now about 250 people are employed there. The factory makes spare parts, including for the concern VAG (Volkswagen, Audi), BMW, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki. Information about the history of the factory from the official website of the factory jdeha.de.