German 1939 Iron Cross First Class EK1 4 Steinhauer & Lück Lüdenscheid


Iron Cross First Class, three piece construction, un-vaulted, core magnetic iron. Marked 4 on pin for Steinhauer & Lück Lüdenscheid. Measures 43.5mm by 43.5mm. Excellent overall condition. Cased in original EK1 case in good condition.

The Iron Cross (German: Eisernes Kreuz, abbreviated EK) was a military decoration in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire (1871–1918) and Nazi Germany (1933–1945). The design, a black cross pattée with a white or silver outline, was derived from the insignia of the medieval Teutonic Order and borne by its knights from the 13th century. As well as being a military medal, it has also been used as an emblem by the Prussian Army, the Imperial German Army, and the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic, while the Balkenkreuz (bar cross) variant was used by the Wehrmacht. The Iron Cross is now the emblem of the Bundeswehr, the modern German armed forces.

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