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Miniature to Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords "L/21" - 800

Miniature to Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords "L/21" - 800

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800,00
GBP 674,14
USD 818,64
800
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER Förster & Barth
WEIGHT
LOT
EAN 2000000676500
LOT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000676500
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER Förster & Barth
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000676500
MAKER Förster & Barth
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
Miniature to Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords "L/21" - 800


Description

Very rare miniature pin to Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Made from real silver. "800" hallmarked and "L/21" maker marked on the back. Signs of use.

Size: 10.73x10.59 mm.

 


Condition
2-
Historical information

NAME

Oakleaves with Swords to the Knights Cross of the Order of the Iron Cross

DATE OF INSTITUTION

28. September 1941 as the fifth and new grade of the re-instituted Order of the Iron Cross

AWARD CRITERIA

The Oakleaves with Swords to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross were awarded for exceptional bravery in the face of the enemy and for outstanding merit in troop leadership. The Swords were basically another award of the Knights Cross and they were solely awarded by the Führer upon the proposal of the soldiers unit and issued by the Heerespersonalamt. The Swords to the Knights Crosses were stored at the Ordenskanzlei in Berlin and were awarded by the Führer personally.

MANUFACTURERS

The Oakleaves with Swords to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross were produced by Godet.

AWARD NUMBERS

The Oakleaves with Swords to the Knights Cross were awarded 150 times. Unissued examples were found at Schloss Klessheim.

AWARD DOCUMENTS

The awardee received a preliminary document in A5 format and issued in the name of the Führer by the responsible personnel offices of the three branches of the Wehrmacht. The formal document (Grosse Mappe) was issued later and is extremely rare due to the huge backlog.

WEARING METHOD

The Oakleaves with Swords to the Knights Cross were worn around the neck on a wider red white and black ribbon, instead of the regular loop of the Knights Cross. They were presented in a black case together with a ribbon.

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