09-20-2013 08:18 PM
That huge suspension ring on the EK2 is a concern and I suspect it is a one piece cast of a Deumer. As there isn't a reverse shot of the EK1 I will reserve judgement but I think this too is a one piece casting.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
I agree with Adrian on these.
The metal used in the EK2 looks very soft and lacks detail. Definitely a cast copy of a Deumer as Adrian pointed out.
The core date on the EK1 has the same sloppiness and combined with the visible paint on the frame, also points to another one piece cross.
Avoid these if you can - there are huge amounts of genuine crosses out there!
Regards - Danny
Wise words from the EK boys! Take heed
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
The ribbon looks iffy too.
can you please post a photo of the EK_1 reverse for reference?
Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD