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picked this Eisernen Kreuzes up from a bric a brac fair on weekend. real?

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    I still can't tell a real EK from a car crash
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    Sorry a fatality car crash! as I hope you can walk away from it.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu∑ri∑bus u∑num[/h]

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    Yea was just a few bucks so not bothered at all
    just so i learn what was the most obvious signs to you that it was fake?

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    "was the most obvious signs to you that it was fake?"
    The hinge, the pin, the hook, the cross.
    Pete

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    Differn't makers do differn't things but the shape and detail is not what I would except from a TR maker.
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    Eric
    [h=3]e plu∑ri∑bus u∑num[/h]

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    Dont forget the bad beading. It's just all around bad. How much is a "few bucks"?

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    Nasty. It's been cast in one piece - plus, all the pock marks and uneven
    surfaces are indications that there is no quality in it whatsoever.

    Thanks for the comparison pics, Eric.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Very poor quality fakes.

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    The metal quality of this fake has a lot of porosity in it. I even question if its not Japanese or Chinese 1040 cold rolled steel (a basic cheap steel)... I lean more to Japanese metals on this one. When i first looked at it i saw the "pot marks" on both the face and back. The second obvious item to note is the backside. The pin was soldered on with a careless torch! A lot of solder splatter also. The burnt score marks are evident in the the surrounding corners. It got damn hot to attach what looks to be a part of a Cotter Key for the pin?!? Others have rightfully noted other obvious flaws, but i wanted to mention the metal composition pits and burnt score marks. Hope you didn't spend too much.

    Attached is my run down on the metal flaws i saw:

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    Please put it in the bin Dalo and remove it from civilisation

    Thanks

    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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