Yes, Greg, you are right. This is EK2, not Grosskreuz. The loop is brass and ribbon is indeed new. Probably some dealer wanted to raise the value of this cross. But I won it for 30 euros, so his effort didn´t pay of, I think.
Few months ago, similar EK2 3 piece mini in better condition was for sale on ebay. I was thinking about replacing my rusty piece, but it went high above 60 euros.
And nice mini EK buttonback you have, btw! Your 3-piece EK is of 16 mm variety, am I correct?