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German Iron Cross 1st Class EK1 + Spange Set OPINIONS PLEASE!

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    Default German Iron Cross 1st Class EK1 + Spange Set OPINIONS PLEASE!

    I have had these medals for a long time, and I figured I would just put them on here to get some opinions as to whether you all think they are repros or real. Of course, I bought them all on the pretense that they were real---but we all know how that is! I have one group picture, but I have listed the Wound badges in one thread, Spanges and EK1 in one, and the tank/assault badges in another. Thanks!
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    Default Re: German Iron Cross 1st Class EK1 + Spange Set OPINIONS PLEASE!

    The 1st class spange marked L/15 with the .800 silver mark I would have concerns about. To me it does not even look like it is made of silver?

    The other items look OK to me.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Yes, I had the same concern. I was leary about that one as well--so I did not pay alot for it. The others I had a better feeling about! Thanks for the comment and opinion. Hopefully I will get more!

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    That EK1 is a textbook example of a Deschler pin-back cross.
    A beauty!
    One of the more sought after makers ...and one I am still on the look out for.

    Regards - Danny

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    Thanks Danny! I have had it for years and I STILL cannot pass by it in the case without stopping to stare at it for a minute or so. It just has that 'feel' of being in the middle of the war! I love it.

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    i dont like any of the spanges or the iron cross,,pin is incorrect shape for Deschker,,it looks like the type of pin on Russian/Europe fake iron crosses i have seen for the past couple of years,also the tips of the cross's arms are rounded,not pointed if you look at the back,,another tell-tale sign of a reproduction,,sorry,,i wouldnt sell this cross as original,,

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    Default Re: German Iron Cross 1st Class EK1 + Spange Set OPINIONS PLEASE!

    appreciate the input. You said the fakes of the last couple years. I have had this EK1 for over 10 years. I have also had the spanges for over 8 years or so. I can see the EK1 spange as being questionable (I doubted it myself). I'm not familiar enough with the EK2 spanges to make an opinion on that.

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    Quote by militarymania View Post
    i dont like any of the spanges or the iron cross,,pin is incorrect shape for Deschker,,it looks like the type of pin on Russian/Europe fake iron crosses i have seen for the past couple of years,also the tips of the cross's arms are rounded,not pointed if you look at the back,,another tell-tale sign of a reproduction,,sorry,,i wouldnt sell this cross as original,,
    I am interested to find out why you say that the pin is incorrect shape on the Deschler EK1?
    I know that some Deschlers can be found with a different pin (the same as found on their KVK1's - see example in the last link posted below) but I believe the cross shown here has the standard Deschler pin.

    IMO I still believe excalibr's cross to be an original. Here are a few threads from different forums all of which show Deschler EK1's with identical features to the one posted here.

    Regards - Danny

    New Deschler EK1 cased - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

    My Deschler EK1 + EK2 crosses - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

    EK1 DESCHLer my collection!! - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

    EK 1 maker 1 - Gentleman's Military Interest Club

    Deschler EK1 - Gentleman's Military Interest Club

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    Default Re: German Iron Cross 1st Class EK1 + Spange Set OPINIONS PLEASE!

    My EK 1 L/15 spange does not have the silver mark. NH

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    Default Re: German Iron Cross 1st Class EK1 + Spange Set OPINIONS PLEASE!

    Neil, any chance you can post your Spange please? (Start a new thread.)

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