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EK1 with a blank leather core
Old 10-12-2017, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default EK1 with a blank leather core

Any thoughts about a curious Ek1 screw back I just got from Austria? I bought it because of its blank face, but was surprised because its core is actually made of leather. Have you ever seen such a cross? Maybe a post war alteration? Maker mark: L/13

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Old 10-13-2017, 04:32 AM   #2
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Hi, pictures would help of course, but could be a postwar conversion ....
Normally the blank core EK's are made by Souval ( period 1950-1965 ) ?

Always looking for 1957 issue Knights Cross & German Cross groups ....
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:10 AM   #3
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If genuine, it will be a wartime made EK, by Paul Meybauer, it sounds like the vet has replaced the original core to make it wearable in the postwar period!!
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