It is to my knowledge that the Soviets manufactured several EK2s and EK1s for their propaganda purposes, with the date 1939 changed to 1941 and the reverse bearing the phrase 'Für Raus und Mord' (for rape and murder). This has always caught my interest, and I would like to purchase one if it is within my finacial ablilties. I have some questions regarding these:
1. How many approximately were manufactured?
2. How were they manufactured, were they pieced together from 3 pieces like the German ones or simply crudely slapped together not unlike bad reproductions today.
3. Did they resemble the actual German Eiserne kreutz or were they grossly misshaped?
4. How much would one be worth approximately on the market today?
Are there specific ways to tell if they were made during the time period? Is there a lot of trouble with these regarding fakes?
If any of you own one I would love to see photos.
Last edited by Marcus Wendel on 05 Feb 2013 21:13, edited 1 time in total.
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