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Title Bar to Iron Cross, 1914, 1st Class, cased
Nationality German
Period c 1939-45

This nice example of the 2nd pattern has some evidence of the frosted finish to the reverse. The criteria for the award was to have been awarded the 1st Class Iron Cross again in WW2 and would have been worn on the tunic above the 1914 1st Class Cross.

There are silver test fire marks on the edge of one wing. The general condition, however, is excellent, with all the details still in sharp relief. As usual, this has not got a maker mark, which is rarely found with the L11 stamp.

The case is the classic for this award and the hinge, though it appears to be brass, is actually only brass finish with an iron core. I have checked this with a magnet. The press stud at the front of the case is brass and the interior satin lining has a kapok filling.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Medals : Third Reich : Wehrmacht]


The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

Got the sword today and I'm very happy with it.

P J, UK, 12.02.2010