Iron Cross EK1 By Paul Meybauer L/13 With Presentation Case

Iron cross EK1 by Paul Meybauer, Berlin three-part construction with a blackened magnetic core, and ribbed border.  The reverse has a vertical barrel hinge and flat wire catch with the LDO code stamped on the pin “L/13”.

The award comes complete with a presentation case in black leatherette exterior, with an outline of an Iron Cross embossed on the exterior of the lid in silver, with the inner lid lined in white silk with a fabric interior base to secure the award.  The case measures 68.5mm (h) x 71.5mm (w) with a metal hinge and spring catch.

The award has no damage or repairs, overall the iron cross is in good condition.

Product ID: 5468

£450.00

Description

IRON CROSS EK1

The German Iron Cross EK1 (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.