Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

Article about: Hi Everyone, What do members think of these two Iron Crosses - EK1 & EK2. There's no makers mark on either and both center cores are non-magnetic. Looking edge on, both crosses have a jo

  1. #1
    ?

    Default EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    Hi Everyone,
    What do members think of these two Iron Crosses - EK1 & EK2. There's no makers mark on either and both center cores are non-magnetic. Looking edge on, both crosses have a joining seam around them and in parts there's a small gap between the cores and the silver beading. I must apologize, I took only these two shots and forgot to take one edge on. Hope there's enough to see, for members to form a opinion. What do members think - the real thing? Any information appreciated.
    Regards
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Iron Cross Front.jpg 
Views:	145 
Size:	47.4 KB 
ID:	127196   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Iron Cross Back.jpg 
Views:	119 
Size:	52.5 KB 
ID:	127197  


  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2
    ?

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    Hello
    the 1st class is fake IMO.
    The 2nd class as far seems an unmarked 23 to me but if it' s non magnetic.. aff.. I don't understand, pic too little..

  4. #3

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    Fabri could be right with the EK2 being a '23'

    Here is mine to compare, the inner corner beading looks similar

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

  5. #4
    ?

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    Thanks Nick for showing your nice cross.
    I don't remember to have seen a "7" or "23" with non magnetic core so I think the right manufacturer is another one (if cross is original of course).

  6. #5
    ?

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    I think we need some better pictures of the EK2. It could be all right, but hard to see on this picture.

  7. #6
    ?

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    Hello Gentlemen,
    Thanks for your posts, I took more photos today, better detail, hope this helps - First EK1 pictures - Cheers
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EK 1 Back.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	74.6 KB 
ID:	127446   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EK 1 Back 2.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	49.7 KB 
ID:	127447  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EK 1 Back 3.jpg 
Views:	134 
Size:	36.9 KB 
ID:	127448   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EK 1 Back 4.jpg 
Views:	129 
Size:	61.2 KB 
ID:	127449  


  8. #7
    ?

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    Now EK2 pictures -
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EK2 Back.jpg 
Views:	133 
Size:	101.0 KB 
ID:	127453   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EK 2 Side 1.jpg 
Views:	127 
Size:	42.2 KB 
ID:	127454  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	EK 2 Side 2.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	55.8 KB 
ID:	127455  

  9. #8
    ?

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    I agree with Fabri on the EK1 but would like to see some closer pics of the front if possible.
    Not sure about the EK2 being a '23' though.

  10. #9
    ?

    Default Re: EK1 & EK2 - Genuine or not ?

    Hello Gentlemen,
    Thanks for your posts. I did show the iron crosses, to other collectors, they gave them an emphatic thumbs down. I was never that enthusiastic about them - I know there are ones with non-metallic cores - but. I've written them off. Anyhow thanks for your posts.
    Best Wishes

Similar Threads

  1. Some New Medals & My First EK2!

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    07-22-2010, 12:38 PM
  2. any of it a genuine SS cap?

    In SS Uniforms and insignia
    05-21-2010, 10:39 PM
  3. Klein & Quenzer ek1 boxs

    In 1939 Eisernes Kreuz forum
    05-03-2010, 03:12 PM
  4. EK1 & Spange - Impressions from Forum members

    In 1939 Eisernes Kreuz forum
    09-02-2009, 03:57 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •