Gents, I won this RK back in October on E-Bay on sale in Japan !I was up at 6am (U.K. time) whilst recovering from a day & nights celebration at a friends wedding, in a hotel bedroom somewhere near Ramsbottom, Lancashire.........with dodgy internet connections to make the bid !
I won it for a steal of a price..............although I already had a 925 RK I was interested in the construction of this cross with its quite obvious badly finished frames, as compared to my other cross which has a good finish, perhaps the tardiness of the late crosses is down to individual workmanship at St u L ?
I examined and compared both crosses which are obviously from the same era, but so differently put together and finished, Notice the flash/unfinished outer corners....................
So here it is my bargain "Japanese" Knights cross, a late St u L "D" frame RK with long style ribbon loop marked "925" for silver content, came in box with ribbon, made around the late 1990's to early 2000's.
I doubt I will get one for this price again !
Prost ! Steve.
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01-11-2014 10:51 PM