There have been a number of threads recently that have asked about
this particular style of 1870 iron cross.
This fake 1870 Ek is known as the Deschler fake or the pothole fake.
Called this because when they first appeared on ebay a few years ago, 99% of them
were marked "Deschler & Sohns".
First and foremost -- almost all of these are cast 1 piece crosses. This discussion
should end here but a lot of people can not see this from the usually poor ebay pictures
so here are some of the things to look for to help you spot this turd of a cross.