Original but with the wrong ribbon. It looks like a KVK ribbon on that one
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
I agree with Nick.
Very nice medal - the ribbon for this one is red
with white stripes at either edge.........
Yes, the ribbon would go well with your Kriegsverdiesntkreuz ohne Schwerter if it doesn't have one.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....