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1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations Third Reich Awards redesigned in 1957 without National Socialist Emblems, including Post-war and Veteran-related items.

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:37 PM   #16
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Here's a couple of closer views............
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:47 PM   #17
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A casting line is raised up from the edge of the medal, and has to be filed flat to remove it, hopefully from these pics you can see neither a raised line, or a filed area, but a gap between two separate obverse and reverse parts.........
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:07 PM   #18
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Hello Nigel,
I can't see any differences to a castline , please see attached picture

But it's ok for me, different meanings are the icing on the cake of a forum .

It is a very nice KVK and that is the main thing!

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You slide a thin piece of paper between various area's along the edge of my KVK....that aint no cast line!!!
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You slide a thin piece of paper between various area's along the edge of my KVK....that aint no cast line!!!
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Hello Nigel,
is it possible for you to make a picture of this?

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Old 06-19-2017, 02:23 PM   #21
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Why don't you believe me???
If you think its a cast line that's fair enough, i'm not wasting anymore time trying to convince you otherwise!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:25 PM   #22
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Why don't you believe me???
If you think its a cast line that's fair enough, i'm not wasting anymore time trying to convince you otherwise!!
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If this is wasted time for you - accepted.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:28 PM   #23
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Well, I believe its 2 piece, you believe its 1 piece, so theres not much else to say is there?
Just a difference of opinion, no problem!!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:40 PM   #24
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@Alex....Thanks for showing your version with Swastika, interesting to see that one has the 3rd style S&L pin.....quality of the KVK is really good!!
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You could find this casting line also on the most KCs of the KVK by Souval.

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Totally false information. What is the basis for this claim ?
I have 6 Souval made KVK RK's in different variants. Each of them is made in 800 or 935 silver - none of them has a casting line, as these pieces were not casted...

Souval also offered a cheaper non-silver variant. I also have 4 of these KVK RK's. These pieces are made in the same way as Nigel's KVK and show a similar but even less noticeable seam line between the arms. Never the less it is also not a casting line.

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That Souval example you posted is stunning!

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Thanks Chet. Indeed it's a wonderful looking KVK 1st class. It almost shows no age to it and gives a good idea of what a vet would have gotten back in the mid 1960's as a replacement piece. No wonder many of them replaced their faded/damaged wartime pieces with "then new" produced pieces.

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Totally false information. What is the basis for this claim ?
comparative pieces, as you can see in my picture...

but how Nigel call it? Wasted time...

I quite agree.
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Here is my other Souval KVK1, also made in 2 pieces.............
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