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Is this EK from the TR era or 1957?

Article about: I have been offered this EK1,and am curious if anyone can tell me if it was made during the TR era,or after 1957. many thanx in advance!

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    Default Is this EK from the TR era or 1957?

    I have been offered this EK1,and am curious if anyone can tell me if it was made during the TR era,or after 1957. many thanx in advance!




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    Hi Scott. There was no need to re-make WWI Iron Crosses in 1957,
    as they have no connection to the Third Reich - ie: No swastika !

    First things you want to know are, is it made in three pieces
    and does it have a magnetic core ?

    I could be mistaken, but it appears to be a recent copy
    to me, made within the last 15 years or so.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Hi Scott. There was no need to re-make WWI Iron Crosses in 1957,
    as they have no connection to the Third Reich - ie: No swastika !

    First things you want to know are, is it made in three pieces
    and has it a magnetic core.

    It appears to be a recent copy to me, made within
    the last 15 years or so.........
    Thank you! I was under the impression that Imperial EK's were were re -manufactured after 1957 for replacement pieces, I was wrong it seems. Thank you for the quick reply!

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    Quote by Scott Powell View Post
    I was under the impression that Imperial EK's were re -manufactured after 1957 for replacement pieces, I was wrong it seems.
    WW1 veterans could still purchase Imperial crosses as replacement well into the sixties alongside the 57er awards, as EKs were still in production and there was a small demand for them. However
    not many were produced and they are getting hard to find these days. These crosses will show the same hardware and flaws as the 57er ones, but with a different core. The main manufacturers were S&L and Deumer if I'm not mistaken.

    There is a good thread about them over on WAF, here is the link: EK Variant Reference Thread - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums


    I agree with Steve that this one doesn't look right.


    Regards

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    Quote by Ingrid Patrouille View Post
    WW1 veterans could still purchase Imperial crosses as replacement well into the sixties alongside the 57er awards, as EKs were still in production and there was a small demand for them. However
    not many were produced and they are getting hard to find these days. These crosses will show the same hardware and flaws as the 57er ones, but with a different core. The main manufacturers were S&L and Deumer if I'm not mistaken.

    There is a good thread about them over on WAF, here is the link: EK Variant Reference Thread - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums


    I agree with Steve that this one doesn't look right.


    Regards
    thanx!

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    Hi Ingrid. I was not aware that WWI EK's were made post-war.

    Perhaps with Scott's consent, you could post this cross at
    Wehrmacht Awards to get some feedback on it.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Hi Ingrid. I was not aware that WWI EK's were made post-war.

    Perhaps with Scott's consent, you could post this cross at
    Wehrmacht Awards to get some feedback on it.........?
    I posted it last month on the WAF ,and it was quickly shot down as a modern fake that E bay is being flooded with. The seller had some questionable Medal Bars,so I should have taken that as a sign these might be bad as well.

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