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Knight's Cross of the 1939 Iron Cross with neck ribbon and case - S&L (Micro 800)

Knight's Cross of the 1939 Iron Cross with neck ribbon and case - S&L (Micro 800)

LOT 64-0202
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GBP 12.946,90
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER Steinhauer & Lück
WEIGHT
LOT 64-0202
EAN 2000000716992
LOT 64-0202
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000716992
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER Steinhauer & Lück
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT 64-0202
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000716992
MAKER Steinhauer & Lück
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
Knight's Cross of the 1939 Iron Cross with neck ribbon and case - S&L (Micro 800)


Description

Knight's Cross of the 1939 Iron Cross. Made by Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid. A so-called "Micro 800" type.

Classic three-part construction with an iron core (magnetic). Full original black paint. The frame is made of genuine silver. "800" silver hallmarked on the back. Lovely patina. "800" silver hallmarked suspension loop. The cross has all characteristics of a Steinhauer & Lück piece. Comes with the original neck ribbon. Length: 48.5 cm.

Weight Knight's Cross with suspension loop: 31.7 gr.

Size: 48.16x48.22 mm.

Includes the original black case of issue. Black velvet inlay and white silk lining. The lining between the top and bottom is broken. It opens and closes correctly. Signs of use.

A nice set! Condition 2+.


Condition
2+
Historical information

NAME

Knights Cross of the Order of the Iron Cross

DATE OF INSTITUTION

1. September 1939 as the third and new grade of the re-instituted Order of the Iron Cross

AWARD CRITERIA

The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded for exceptional bravery in the face of the enemy and for outstanding merit in troop leadership. The awarding required the previous awarding of the two lower grades. The Knights Cross was solely awarded by the Führer upon the proposal of the soldiers unit and issued by the Heerespersonalamt. The Knights Crosses were stored at the Ordenskanzlei in Berlin, to be sent to the awardee after approval. There were no Knights Crosses stored at any level of the Wehrmacht before the end of April 1945.

MANUFACTURERS

The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross was produced by seven manufacturers, not including variations amongst the individual companies. The Knights Crosses can be found either unmarked (early Juncker and 3/4 Ring), with a silver content mark, with an LDO number (L/12 and L/52), and later on with the company’s Präsidialkanzlei number (2, 20, 65, and 4). Private sales were forbidden after October 1941.

AWARD NUMBERS

Accurate numbers are not known but the closest estimation is around 7,200, and most likely another couple of hundred on stock at the Präsidialkanzlei.

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 only until date of late 1942 / early 1943 due to the huge backlog.

WEARING METHOD

The Knights Cross was worn around the neck on a wider red white and black ribbon which came within the black award case of the Knights Cross.

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