Help need with Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords.

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Oldtowzer
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Help need with Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords.

Post by Oldtowzer » 12 Sep 2021 10:19

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Good morning from a sunny UK,

This is my first post, so please bear with me while I find my way around.
I have recently acquired a set of Oakleaves and Swords, but my gut feeling is that its a set of post war 1957 issue.
Being fairly new to 3rd Reich medals etc, I wondered if anyone could let me know their thoughts on this set?
Marked 900 on the back, plus the number 41.
Over to you.
Many thanks,
Old Towzer.
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von thoma
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Re: Help need with Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords.

Post by von thoma » 12 Sep 2021 22:31

Hello Oldtowzer;

Welcome to AHF.

It is a fairly well done reproduction compared to the original.
While I don't think the 900 mark is the true silver content in this case.
The originals tend to have more stylized swords, and less precision in the details of the cross-guard.

An original set marked '900' and 21, by Gebr. Godet & Co., Berlin.
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Oldtowzer
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Re: Help need with Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords.

Post by Oldtowzer » 18 Sep 2021 08:31

Many thanks von thoma for your reply.
Yes, I was fairly certain that the Oakleaves and Swords were a reproduction, so thank you for confirming my thoughts.
Kind regards
Old towzer.

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