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Article about: hey fellas! just had a question, is there any way to detect when a ek 2nd class was made? if the ek has no markings, is it safe to say it may be a late war piece? or is there no point asking

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    hey fellas!

    just had a question, is there any way to detect when a ek 2nd class was made? if the ek has no markings, is it safe to say it may be a late war piece? or is there no point asking this question because it would be like asking which individual wore my m35 helmet?

    how come marked ek's command a higher price?

    here are two pics, one of the ek im thinking of purchasing and a wounded badge. can anybody help authenticating them? thanks guys!




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    Hi, general rule of thumb is if no markings its early war.

    Your items look good ! The EK2 is a Souval

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    You're looking at them on a very respectable website which coincidentally I've just purchased an EK2 from good choice my friend!

    Robbie

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    thanks for the quick replies! i appreciate the help!

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    so i assume the ek2 is a early war one? wow how can you tell who made it if there's no markings?

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    Different makers had certain details that are clear on their examples. Take a look at the various threads concerning EKs here on the forum, and you will soon learn how to spot a few of them. It takes a long time however, to be able to recognise most or all of them. Guys on here such as Adrian or Nick, who kindly replied above, are very good at recognising the different makers but that kind of knowledge isn't acquired overnight. Be patient, and use the forum.

    Regards,

    Carl

    p.s. Nice EKII there!
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    thanks for the advice tiger 88! ill make sure i utilize the forum to educate myself! yeah, i can see how that knowledge would take some time to acquire.

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    The wound badge is a very worn, but original 'black grade' in tombac/brass.
    Some collectors prefer them being 'salty'. I don't mind them looking
    like this either.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    You're welcome rusted. Be prepared for some late nights though
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    Here you go, take a look at the following thread and you will get an idea of how to identify a Souval cross......

    Identifying Souval EK2s.

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