Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 With Presentation Case

A classic WW1 Iron Cross 1914 with presentation case, three-part construction, iron core, with beautiful patina.  The reverse is unmarked but attributed to Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid, with a vertical block hinge and “C” wire catch.  The presentation case has a nice purple velvet base, with a push button catch, and a silver iron cross embossed on the lid.

The Iron Cross has no damage or repairs, and is in good condition.

Product ID: 5894


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IRON CROSS 1st Class 1914

The German Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz) is a former military Prussian decoration, awarded for bravery, and later restored by Adolf Hitler in 1939.

The Iron Cross of World War II was graded into three main categories the Iron Cross 2nd Class (EKII), Iron Cross 1st Class (EK1) and the Knights Cross which replaced the Prussian Pour le Mérite or “Blue Max” as Hitler did not approve of much of the old Prussian order award only to officers.

The Prussian Iron Cross 1914 with black and white ribbon, was replaced with the red, white and black colours adopted by The National Socialist German Workers’ Party. with a Swastika added in the centre with 1939 beneath.

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