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Eichenlaub mit Schwertern und Brillanten.

Article about: A freind brought me this and wanted to know my opinion. I said you know only 27 of these were awarded right? He said yeah but insisted on finding out for sure so I told him I would post it h

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    Default Eichenlaub mit Schwertern und Brillanten.

    A freind brought me this and wanted to know my opinion. I said you know only 27 of these were awarded right? He said yeah but insisted on finding out for sure so I told him I would post it here for your opinions. Please tell me why it is real or fake in your opinion so I have something worth while to report. Thanx a bunch guys. Lee
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    Last edited by Adrian; 08-11-2010 at 03:39 PM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    I wish I could see more detail of the stamping on the rear of the sword near the pin. I seem to see 935? Cannot read the other mark. Anyway, it is a fine piece of jewelry if not period and authentic to a RK.

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    It is K 935

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    You may have a winner. I will wait for the experts though. Good luck with that piece. If it is not real, it is a very well made item and appears to be solid gold although I cannot tell from only a photograph. The diamonds seem to be correctly placed and the workmanship is superb from a jeweler's point of view. You may want to have a jewelr with diamond and gold tester look at it also. If it is all good, it would be a very expensive fake at worst.

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    This is not an original Otto Klein made WWII Oak Leaves, Swords, and Brilliants to the Knight's Cross.

    Bob Hritz

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    Bob, was Otto Klein the sole maker of these? Would you rate this as a post-war repro?

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    Quote by leej11 View Post
    It is K 935
    "K" is for Klein of Hanau It should be a small letter “k” within a circle followed by the silver content number being “935”.

    The originals of this award should be made up of 4 pieces held in place by 3 pins and be of silver. There should be 58 diamonds claw mounted by hand.
    This would have been a high piece of workmanship, truly outstanding.

    however, Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel was the only recipient of the Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds in Gold.

    Personally I don't think the one you show has those traits

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    Yes, Klein of Hannau was the sole maker of the 2nd pattern Brilliants.

    The illustrated piece lacks the detail, the three-dimentionality, and other traits of the original. I had owned one, in the past, and they are works of art, which is lacking in this example.

    Bob Hritz

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    Thanks John. Those are some points I was looking for. I knew that they were made in Hanau which is about 15 min from me but didnt know that the K needed to be a k. I dont know if its a 4 peice looks more like a 2 or 3 and the diamond placement doesnt seem to have that quality. I really didnt inspect it that thoughrally because we were at a flömarkt and I was kinda like yeah right.

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    Too bad it is as expected, not real. How much were they asking fo this? Maybe if it is cheap enough it would make a nice display piece for a uniform or reenactor.

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