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Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern - unstuck - real or fake ?

Article about: by Walkwolf Genuine 'Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross' awards were made of pure solid silver, as mentioned.......... I know that but I am trying to figure out what is this piece - struck

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    Default Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern - unstuck - real or fake ?

    The Knights Cross to the War Merit Cross - unstuck - real or fake ?
    Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Last edited by Adrian; 04-10-2012 at 06:44 AM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: The Knights Cross to the War Merit Cross - unstuck - real or fake ?

    hi , not sure as to it being real or fake . any idea as to the metal used in this item? . perhaps its a test/trial striking ?....pavel

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    Default Re: The Knights Cross to the War Merit Cross - unstuck - real or fake ?

    it is heavy cast and it is the same type of material as regular merit crosses.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: The Knights Cross to the War Merit Cross - unstuck - real or fake ?

    l have an iron cross 2nd kl. and Army Flak badge like the war merit cross, never knew what they were used for?

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    Quote by sailorjerry View Post
    l have an iron cross 2nd kl. and Army Flak badge like the war merit cross, never knew what they were used for?
    Please post some photos.
    Last edited by Adrian; 04-10-2012 at 09:02 AM.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern - unstuck - real or fake ?

    The Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes were struck in solid silver with maybe a few made in zinc for shop displays. If original I have no idea what the above is supposed to be. Given that there is a large area of missing pebbling on the 12 o'clock arm on the obverse, I can't imagine this being struck from an original die with a fault such as this in place.

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    The Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes were struck in solid silver with maybe a few made in zinc for shop displays. If original I have no idea what the above is supposed to be. Given that there is a large area of missing pebbling on the 12 o'clock arm on the obverse, I can't imagine this being struck from an original die with a fault such as this in place.
    There is no pebbling missing other damage done when it was hit with something - please see better photos.
    Quality is really high and the same as originals KVKs.
    There is no fault in the cast other than handle of the sword has been "cut into it".

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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Can you post pics of the reverses please?

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    Can you post pics of the reverses please?
    Here is the photo of the reverse.
    I only have one piece.
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern - unstuck - real or fake ?

    Genuine 'Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross' awards were
    made of pure solid silver, as mentioned..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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