Last edited by Adrian; 05-06-2013 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.
I would say that this one is a repro just going by the lack of detail to this one
Hi,personally I cannot see any quality in the Oak leaf clasp. I know that the clasp was often attached to a second class EK so as not to lose the original in the field but this does not look like one of those,sorry but I would give this one a WIDE berth. Leon.
The oakleaves are a poor fake i'm afraid and as no Danish volunteer won the Eichenlaub an original would never have been attached to a RK or an EKII in the palce of an RK for Field wear !
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings