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EK I Brass center?

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    I am very excited to have gotten good photos, So forgive me for bombarding this board with posts! This cross has no mfg mark.

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    Are you sure it's a brass core, hard to see from photo?
    Tom

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    nice one,,,i have only had one brass core in my ek collection,,,very tuff to find

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    No sorry, I am far from an expert. I just assumed brass from what I have read, it is gold in color. Did they use any other metals? I know its not magnetic.

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    Quote by brianmc View Post
    No sorry, I am far from an expert. I just assumed brass from what I have read, it is gold in color. Did they use any other metals? I know its not magnetic.
    Hi Brian, no fear, I'm very, very far from an expert myself. It just looked silverish in colour where the paint is removed from the swastika. I was obviously wrong if you say the colour is gold.
    As stated, a more difficult variant to obtain.
    Tom

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    Thanks guys, I am happy to know it is real. I hear some people say that brass was an Navy issue. Any truth to that?

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    There is some who believe that, but I don't think there is any corroborating period proof.
    Tom

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    It's a Wachtler & Lange cross, I also have one with a non magnetic core but with a round wire catch as opposed to the square section pictured above.
    There is a thread here regarding non magnetic cored EKs for Kriegsmarine personnel.

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    Yeah i was told a few times by a number of collectors the brass centers were kreigsmarine issue so as not to rust..never actually gone hunting for wartime evidence of this though...nice 1st class though...

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    A nice cross, I would like one of those in my collection some time

    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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