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Cased 1939 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross - 2 Juncker

Cased 1939 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross - 2 Juncker

LOT 26-0768
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Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Description

1939 Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross made by Juncker with original case of issue. The set comes in excellent condition with an original ribbon.

The Knight Cross "2" maker marked as well as "800" silver stamped. Excellent full black paint to the iron core and a fine silver-white finish. Also, "800" stamped the ring. Three part construction. Weight with ring: 34.89gr. Original ribbon with a length of 35cm.
 
Type "Lazy 2" as described by Dietrich Maerz on page 94 of "Das Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes". 
 
Original black case of issue. Minor signs of use.   

Nearly mint. Condition 1-.



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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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