Iron Cross Second Class EKII, 1939 (Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse) with “65” stamped into the ring, which signifies the maker, “Klein & Quenzer”.
This Iron Cross may look a little rough, but a cross like this tells a story all its own. As any collector knows, to clean or restore a piece such as this one would destroy its history and value. Aside from some modest petina, and very slight surface color, the overall black finish is still about 95% on both sides, with the trademark “veins” running through random sections. A very nice cross indeed!