Iron Cross EK1 L/56

Original Iron Cross EK1 L/56 three-piece construction with nice silver frame and magnetic iron core which has been repainted.   The reverse is unmarked but attributed Funcke & Brüninghaus, Lüdenscheid which is a rare variant.  The clasp assembly has a soldered block barrel hinge and “C” style catch.

Product ID: 5607

£265.00

Description

IRON CROSS EK1

The Iron Cross EK1 (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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