Iron Cross EK1 By Deschler & Sohn With Presentation Box

An original Iron Cross EK1 by Deschler & Sohn, three-piece construction magnetic iron core with nice patina. The reverse of the iron cross has a barrel style hinge, with a flat wire catch the pin is marked ‘1’ for Deschler & Sohn, München. The presentation case is covered in black leatherette embosed with a silver iron cross, the lid of the case in lined in white rayon and the base in cream felt with push button release catch. The iron cross and presentation box has no damage or repairs in good condition.

Product ID: 10970


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The Iron Cross 1939 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz EK1 ) 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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