Iron Cross EK1 By Steinhauer & Lück With Presentation Box

A beutiful Iron cross EK1 by Steinhauer & Lück, three-piece construction with nice silver frame and magnetic iron core with nice black finish and patina. The reverse of the iron cross is marked ‘4’ on the fluted pin for Steinhauer & Lück’, Lüdenscheid complete with barrel hinge and catch typical of S&L. The box is covered in black leatherette embossed with a iron cross on the outer lid, inside is lined with a white rayon fabric and the base is biege felt complete with press stud catch. The decoration and the case have no damage or repairs, just a few scuff marks on the outer case otherwise in very good condition.

Product ID: 10147


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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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