RK des KVK and the family

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Post by Gordon Williamson » 02 Dec 2004 21:09

Mjölnir,

The guy you are looking for an I.D. on is Albin Sawatzki, Sawatzki was born in Weissfluss on 6 October 1909 and learned his trade as a fitter in a steel works. He was a director with the Henschel firm and on 5 June 1943 he was decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross without Swords for his part in the rapid development and placing into volume production, of the first version of the Tiger tank.
Sawatzki was later involved in organising the volume production of the A4 rocket (the V2) and it is believed that in 20 April 1945 he was also awarded the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords.

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Welcome Gordon

Post by William Kramer » 03 Dec 2004 04:34

Gordon,

Welcome to the forum my friend. Glad you decided to come over and dominate with your insane amount of information on this forum as well.

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Post by Gordon Williamson » 04 Dec 2004 11:02

Here's another rather rare sight, the RK of the KVK worn with black Panzer Uniform.
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Indeed

Post by William Kramer » 04 Dec 2004 20:13

Hello Gordon,

Indeed, I had never seen that photo. Thanks for sharing.

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Dieter Zinke
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Re: Hello all

Post by Dieter Zinke » 06 Dec 2004 15:44

all1knew wrote:Hello all,

Here are the only photos that I have in my collection showing the version with no swords being worn. Thanks.

Bill
In the middle of your first pic you see in the background Kommerzienrat Dr. Hermann Röchling, Wehrwirtschaftsführer, Vorsitzender der Reichsvereinigung Eisen,
RzKVKmS 17.12.1944

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Thank you

Post by William Kramer » 06 Dec 2004 19:08

Hello,

Thank you for the update.

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Post by Wood » 13 Dec 2004 02:47

Here's mine, scans have not come out well, its a bit tarnished with some original frosting left, marked 1 and 900. The ribbon is cut short.
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....perhaps

Post by William Kramer » 13 Dec 2004 03:05

Hello,

You should post this example alone on the forum for review. I am no expert, but the quality is lacking on that one.

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Post by WAR LORD » 13 Dec 2004 10:33

There have been some extreemly good copys made in the early 1990's. They are extreemly difficult to call from pics. Definition is good but lacks the crispness.

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Post by Raz » 13 Dec 2004 10:54

I remember seeing Pete's RK when it first came onto the market by a nice English dealer chap ;)
For me at least remembering what I saw with the original larger scans of this piece is that it displayed
key elements which made me feel very comfortable about it being a genuine piece.

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KvK

Post by William Kramer » 13 Dec 2004 21:05

Hello,

I just would appreciate a review in the awards section. For one, I don't like the blobs of metal by the cross arms and sword handles.

I have personally seen one of the excellent fakes out on the market.

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Post by Bryan Poon » 14 Dec 2004 06:11

Gordon Williamson wrote:Here's another rather rare sight, the RK of the KVK worn with black Panzer Uniform.
Thanks Gordon, this is my frirst time see a Panzer guy wears the RK of the KVK.

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Erich Weise

Post by William Kramer » 26 Feb 2005 21:01

Hello all,

Here is a photo of Erich Weise.

Thanks.

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New Pics

Post by Matt Gibbs » 19 Jul 2005 21:37

Has anyone seen any new picks of wearers of the RK des KVK...??
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This is a great thread on one of my fave medals.
Raz, as I have said before, fantastic piece. If you have any comments about the die variants etc I would love to hear ftom you by PM

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Civilian recipient

Post by Matt Gibbs » 19 Jul 2005 22:55

Karl Frydag, head of the committee for aircraft production, awarded 22 May 44.

Maybe of interest this was awarded on the same day as Richard Fischer, Hans Heyne, Phillip Kessler, Max Langenohl, and Friedrich Luschen. Anyone seen group photos of these. I have seen some late war ones in the Volkisher Beobachter, will have to dig them out!

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