Attractive - and just moderately used- ie. worn! - 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' (or: Iron Cross 1st class) being a clearly maker- (ie. '65'-) marked example as was produced by the 'Hersteller' (ie. maker): 'Klein & Quenzer'
The attractive - albeit most certainly issued- ie. moderately worn! - 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' (or: Iron Cross 1st class) is a typical non-vaulted- (ie. non-converse-shaped) example that has never been cleaned nor polished and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. The cross retains a very attractive age-patina and/or nice, pronounced detail as to be expected for a cross by this maker. This example - which is a clearly maker- (ie. '65'-) marked specimen - was produced by the desirable maker: 'Klein & Quenzer' as was based in the town of Lüdenscheid - comes naturally firmly mounted onto its original- (and naturally unaltered and/or fully functional) flute-shaped pin and/or typical catch (-set-up). The cross - which is a magnetic example - shows a neatly 'blackened'- and/or fairly 'satin-like' inner-core that shows some minimal paint-loss within the swastika-area but that has, nevertheless, been very nicely preserved (as can be seen on the pictures): it has, however, clearly been issued and/or worn and is still a bit stained and/or dirty (it was never cleaned though and has lost its 'off-factory'-applied polished sides ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten'). I deem that I have priced this attractive 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' by the 'Klein & Quenzer'-company according to its just moderately used- and/or totally untouched condition!