Knight's Iron Cross Medal & Ribbon - Veterans Replica

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The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was a military decoration, one of the highest awards of Germany, second only to the Grand Cross. It was awarded for remarkable bravery in battle, successful military leadership, and also for other military contributions in a battlefield environment. It was worn suspended from the collar. The high grade of the Knight's Cross had Oak Leaves and Swords, the higher also had Diamonds. The "Swords," as the German aces called this award, was highly regarded in the proliferation of German medals. German law prohibits the wearing of a swastika, so in 1957 the West German government authorised replacement Iron Crosses with an Oak Leaf Cluster which could be worn by World War II Iron Cross recipients.

This is an Knight's Iron Cross medal, a Veterans replica based on the version from the World War 2. It is a quality reproduction, made of metal, highly detailed, is double sided, with oak leaves 1939 on the front, 1813 on the back. The medal is a single piece construction, with a front facing eyelet. Comes with a suspension loop and a tricolour ribbon.

Worn with a uniform or as part of a display, these medals are a great collectable. They are great for war re-enacting, as props for film and TV, and make an excellent addition to your militaria collection as a great display item.

Type: 1939/1957
Authenticity: Reproduction
Medal Size: 5.5 x 5.5 cm
Ribbon Size: 4.5W x 76L cm (approx)
Material: Metal
Theatre: World War 2
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