Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkriegs 1914/1918 mit Schwertern by Wilhelm Kolwitz of Bergedorf. The Honor Cross of the World War 1914/1918 with Swords was awarded to all front-line veterans who where participants of WWI. It is constructed out of a die struck steel base that has been bronze plated. The obverse depicts a centrally placed "1914 1918" surrounded by a laurel leaf and berry wreath, that is open at the top and tied together at the bottom, which is in front of a pattee style cross, and above two crossed broad swords. The full back reverse is stamped reading "W.K.". The top has an integral bent over loop and ring which holds 5 1/2 inches of black, white and red, soiled rayon ribbon. The award measures approximately 1 ½ inches wide and tall. Overall, it's a nice little inexpensive item to add to your collection!
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