La pi?ce de r'sistance! This is THE most desirable Knights Cross of all the Knights Crosses! A Lazy 2 Juncker! The same type of Knights Cross that is featured on the front of ?The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross? by Dietrich Maerz. Now I need to tell this to all of those who are not in ?the know?. The reason this cross stands apart from the others is the fact that the dies for this cross were destroyed during an Allied air raid on Berlin late in the war. Which means, that all of these crosses were produced during the war. A sure guarantee that this cross was awarded and given to a Knights Cross winner. This fact alone makes Jucker Knights Crosses a sure investment! This is a complete Lazy 2 Knights Cross by Juncker with ribbon and issue case! What a beautiful example! The Knights Cross is a die struck, three-piece construction (single piece, black painted iron core and two piece silver 800 frame). The obverse features a larger pattee style cross with a centrally placed embossed swastika, above an embossed "1939" all in black with a bright silver ribbed and flat boarder. The reverse is a mirror image of the obverse except with no swastika and an embossed "1813" where the "1939" is. To the top of the cross is an integral ?O? ring. Just below the ring, to the reverse side, is a ?2? laying on its side (Lazy 2) and the silver content designation "800". A suspension loop is attached to the ring and is also correctly marked with the silver content designation "800". The silver border of the cross remains bright with nice patina and shines beautifully in the light! The black matte finished paint looks excellent! It only shows three pin prick white spots to the reverse. The cross is truly a pristine example!!! This piece wouldn't be complete without the ribbon and case! The original ribbed, rayon, red, white and black ribbon measures approximately 28 1/2 inches long by 1 3/4 inch wide. The ribbon is in pristine condition! The case is made of wood and pressed cardboard, with a simulated, grained, black leather covering. To the front is a magnetic, spring loaded, closure button. To the back is a magnetic, staggered, internal bar hinge. They have minor oxidization to each. The hinge and the closure button function well. The interior of the top lid of the case is lined in white satin and has an underlying pad. The bottom interior of the case is made of a black felt material and outlines a Knights Cross. The case is in superb condition! It has some pressure marks from where the ring would have laid off from where it was supposed to. Overall this piece is in beautiful condition and this is one cross everyone wants. Now is your chance to pick up an investment piece that you can drool over!
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