Iron Cross 1st class, EKI (Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse mit Etui) by Funcke & Brüninghaus (L/56). A very nice, minty example with a shiny frame that has only slightly colored. The magnetic black core retains 100% of its finish, with absolutely no discoloration or signs of rust. The reverse shows splotches of discoloration, but only adds to the beauty of this piece. There is a solid metal hinge and a “C” shaped flat metal catch to go along with a coke bottle shaped pin that functions smoothly. It is stamped in relief on the outside with the LDO code of the manufacturer, Funcke & Brüninghaus (L/56). Examples just don’t get better than this one.
Cased Iron Cross First Class – Funcke & Brüninghaus (L/56)Darren