Just got this today.
I'm going through a bit of a WW1 binge.....at the moment. ha ha.
I'm pretty sure it's a Honour Cross with swords, (combatants version)
Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkriegs 1914/18 issued in 1934 to commemorate service in WW1.
I hope that's right?
Need to find the other three classes: 1. Cross of Honor for frontline soldiers (Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer). It was awarded only for the military personnel of the Imperial Army and Navy who had engaged the enemy in frontline combat. 2. Cross of Honor for war participants, i.e. non-combatants (Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer). It was awarded to military auxiliary personnel such as administrators and medics, as well as to civilians (state officials, etc.). 3. Cross of Honor for next-of-kin (Ehrenkreuz für Hinterbliebene). It was issued to widows and parents of those who were killed or died during WWI or were missing in action.
Thanks guys, more to come......