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    Had this for awhile and I just thought I would ask.
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    It's center should be made of iron. Is it magnetic ?
    And can we see a close-up shot of the rim - supposed be made in two pieces.

    Experts here will tell you who made it...............

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    Caseydiggz
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    The center is indeed magnetic and it is in two pieces but your going to have to take my word for it because my camera is a piece of junk

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    Looking good so far!

    Any marks on the reverse of the pin?

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    Caseydiggz
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    No, no markings but i've heard that no markings is nothing to worry about, because most weren't marked

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    Iron crosses are very tricky a lot of good fakes out there..if I was you I will also ask the experts at the WAM forum ,,,

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    The underside of the pin is maker marked sometimes.


    Close up, I can see two separate pieces on the left arm
    in the 3rd photo, which is correct, but someone with a lot more
    knowledge will be along and tell you alot more......!

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    Sorry to say, but this is a fake cross made by the infamous Johannes Floch.

    Regards - Danny

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    Quote by Danny70 View Post
    Sorry to say, but this is a fake cross made by the infamous Johannes Floch.

    Regards - Danny
    Hi Danny

    What immediatley gives it away as a Floch?

    I need to learn more about this guy!

    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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    Hi Guys, Danny is correct.

    Note the pin set up. Looks at the top of the pin which I have marked on his pic. Click on it to enlarge it. Note the slight cut out notch which is a "trademark" give away. Floch uses several different type of pin hardware. This particular one is known as the "B" type by EK collectors.

    This man has made many many fake awards: EKI's and EKII's: War Merit Crosses 1st class and most campaign sheilds.

    Cheers, Ade.
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