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WWI German Iron Cross 2nd class

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    Just bought this from the kids of a WWII vet, didn't get the story as to where he found this wwI cross but figured I would ask if anyone has a little more history on this particular cross? thanksClick image for larger version. 

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    Looks good to me.

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    Good cross. The sand cast core indicates an early
    issue cross. The core details are common to many makers
    however your cross appears to be stamped on the big ring.
    That might tell use who the maker is or give us the silver
    content of the frame. A close up of the stamped ring would
    be helpful.

    The frame details are still good so there is the possibility that
    with time we can match it to a known maker. Unfortunately
    I do not have time this week to take on that task.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    I see a stamp on the ring, I can't make it out, I took the closest pictures I could without it getting blurry but maybe someone else can make it out. Click image for larger version. 

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    Going by the above pics, it looks like the maker of
    this Iron Cross is 'K.A.G.'
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Sure does :-)
    Wir kapitulieren niemals !

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    thanson, a lovely EK II as Gregg states a super early sand cast core which makes for a classic iconic look....."K.A.G." is a known mark but sadly an unknown maker ! Do not be lured into cleaning the piece you will take away all the history and ruin the cross IMO.
    Thanks for showing...........
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    thanks for the info and advise, I don't clean or polish anything I aquire...I am always more worried about damaging a piece by cleaning it.

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