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Article about: Wonder if I could ask some advice guys,on this EK1. It is maker marked KO & is vaulted. I can't see any differences between this & other EK1s on the forum, the font seems the same &a

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    Wonder if I could ask some advice guys,on this EK1. It is maker marked KO & is vaulted. I can't see any differences between this & other EK1s on the forum, the font seems the same & the crown seems to conform too. The pin assembly looks correct, maybe the 'pin' is a bit shorter than others I have seen & the EK is vaulted, would this be a problem (should a KO marked EK1 be flat ?) at all ? Is it possible to determine if this EK is 1914-18 manufactured & not post WW1 ?
    Kind regards
    Paul

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    It's a perfectly good cross. As far as I know, all KOs started out flat.
    Yours was most likely hand vaulted by the recipient to be a bit more fashionable.
    This is not the first one I have seen .
    Last edited by Chopperman; 10-12-2016 at 05:36 AM.
    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Thanks Chopperman, will go for it !
    Regards Paul

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    Thanks Harryamb, the seller states it was vaulted at the factory, would that be acceptable ?
    Regards Paul

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    Vaulted by hand or at the factory, either way, it's still a good example of a ww1 first class cross.
    Most of us believe that KO crosses are the perfect example of an awarded type cross.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Thank you Greg, really like this one, will be able to pair it up with an EK2 (KO) that I bought a few years back ! Many thanks for your help, will post some pictures when it arrives !
    Kind regards
    Paul

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    Hi,

    nice original with but official issued awarded pieces should be always flat and marked. Unmarked and/or vaulted pieces (also with screwback) are made for private market (or after war replacements). But here is a problably hand vaulted (awarded) piece (I can not remember any factory-vaulted KO-cross and don't find them in Wernitz book).

    greetings
    Tomasz

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    KOs are always flat and pinbacks. There are no original KO screwbacks.
    The only KO screwback I have ever seen turned out to be fake.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    KOs are always flat and pinbacks. There are no original KO screwbacks.
    The only KO screwback I have ever seen turned out to be fake.
    Right, but my remarks refer to all EK1, not only KO

    greetings
    Tomasz

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