Very nice, early US waist belt plate. Probably one of the most iconic and recognizable items associated with the war. This one has the more desirable puppy paw style hooks on the reverse. Manufacturer’s imprint on the reverse by W. H. Smith of Brooklyn. The initials “H E H” are also carved into the back of this one. Some typical dings and dents on the face of the plate that you would expect to see with a nice, used plate. This one’s a real dandy!