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    I purchase recently this unmarked 1914 EKII, but I can't identify its maker. Someone has one opinion about it?



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    Hi R.R , looks to me like a nice original Cross, i take it the core is magnetic ? and that it is constructed of 3 pieces, front and rear frame & centre core, look round the edges, you should be able to see the seam. The ribbon is probably a replacement, but i wouldnt worry about that, and i wouldnt worry about the lack of a makers mark, they were found on the ring used to to attach the ribbon, i take it you have looked there, they are in the form of numbers, letters or a symbol (they can be hard to see,use a magnifing glass), unmarked EK's especially those that have non-seamless rings (i.e. those not soldered to form a seamless circle), will probably be early wartime pieces, later in the war most makers typically incoperated their marks on the EK.

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    Amazingly i have just this minute returned from a visit to a small medal dealer in Manchester, where i have purchased an unmarked (my 1st, i allways liked my EK's marked) Imperial Iron Cross, on a non-combatant ribbon, (may be original/replacement ribbon, no way of telling !) it is a little smaller than my other cross's, at 42mm, and the ribbon suspension ring is mounted on a tab attached to,( not through ) the frame. I shall post photo on Imperial EK thread, when my son returns home with his camara. R.R what size is your EK ?

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    Nice original EKII

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    RR,
    It will be hard to put a maker to your cross as this style
    core was used by a few different makers.

    BTW-- Nice looking cross.
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    Quote by oradour View Post
    Amazingly i have just this minute returned from a visit to a small medal dealer in Manchester, where i have purchased an unmarked (my 1st, i allways liked my EK's marked) Imperial Iron Cross, on a non-combatant ribbon, (may be original/replacement ribbon, no way of telling !) it is a little smaller than my other cross's, at 42mm, and the ribbon suspension ring is mounted on a tab attached to,( not through ) the frame. I shall post photo on Imperial EK thread, when my son returns home with his camara. R.R what size is your EK ?
    Hi Oradour,

    Answering your questions:

    - Yes the core is magnetic;

    - Yes, it's a 3 pieces construction cross;

    - I'm sure it's original, but I'll be glad if I can identify it's maker;

    - I'm not sure about the ribbon too, but it's not very important to me;

    - I had search markings on the ring with a magnifing glass, but there is no markings;

    - It has a discret soldering seam the ring;

    - It measures 43,5mm high x 44,5mm width.

    I think WWI EK's has several size variations.

    Regards,

    Ricardo

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    RR,
    It will be hard to put a maker to your cross as this style
    core was used by a few different makers.

    BTW-- Nice looking cross.
    Yes, I had see similar core on a "S" and on a "KO" marked cross.

    Regards,

    Ricardo

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