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KVK RK for comment.

Article about: by Stewy S Pitting to both sides has been artificially applied IMO. Stewy My toughts as well when holding it. |<

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    Default KVK RK for comment.

    Hey guy's,
    I would greatly appreciate thise piece to be reviewed , I got it from somebody I frequently work with, baught it as a genuine, but I do have thise strange gut feeling....It should be a ground dug!!
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    Cheers
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Looks like someone had a go with some acid on this cross. Genuine? I cannot say, but I think you are right in questioning its authenticity.
    Tom

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    Hi Stuke

    These crosses are heavily faked! It is difficult to tell on your example as it is damaged but the swas doesnt look like it should, it looks too thin IMO. Hopefully some experts will chip in

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I tryied for some better pic's....
    Here is a side-view of the upper part of the cross...what are those diagonale stripes/ markes
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    Is thise how the part holding the ribbon should get together...?Click image for larger version. 

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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Weight on a mechanical scale (can't find my electronic one!!) is about 68 gramme.
    That seems heavy to me...??
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thanks for posting these pics Kris. I'm having doubts about it after seeing the above. I've never seen an original marked on the ring and I've been through Gordon Williamson's book on the subject and again, all the originals there are marked on the bottom edge of the lower arm. The aging, especially on the '1939' side looks dubious too.

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    I tryied for some better pic's....
    Here is a side-view of the upper part of the cross...what are those diagonale stripes/ markes
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    Those marks are meant to be file marks,i think. But i think this is a spun cast fake. Due to the stippling & Swaz,sorry Kris. Stewy

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    Got to agree with Stewy and Adrian on this piece , it's not a good one.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Stewy S View Post
    Those marks are meant to be file marks,i think. ....
    sorry Kris. Stewy
    Exactly what they should or could be!!! And to me the first marks that would dissappear when being in the ground or water for years.

    Thanks for your help all!

    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Pitting to both sides has been artificially applied IMO. Stewy

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