Iron Cross 1st Class By Klein & Quenzer With Presentation Case

A WW2 German Iron Cross 1st Class by Klein & Quenzer with presentation case.   The award is multi-piece construction with a blackened magnetic iron core with a ribbed border, and a raised swastika in the centre with the institution date 1939 below.  The reverse is plain with a vertical barrel hinge and flat wire hinge unmarked but attributed to Klein & Quenzer.   The Iron Cross comes complete with its original presentation case covered in black leatherette embossed with a silver Iron Cross, with a fabric interior base to secure the medal.  The case measures 20 mm (h) x 280 mm (w) x 290mm (l) with a metal hinge and spring catch.  , the award is in good condition.  The medal and presentation box has no damage or repairs, in very good conditioin.


Product ID: 8776




The German Iron Cross 1939 EK2 (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) 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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