WW2 GERMAN WAR MERIT CROSS WITHOUT SWORDS 1ST CLASS (SILVER GRADE) WITH PRESENTATION CASE
The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a decoration of Germany during the Second World war, which could be awarded to military personnel and civilians alike. By the end of the war it was issued in four degrees; and had a related civilian order. It was reissued in 1957 by the Bundeswehr in a de-Nazified version for veterans.
War Merit cross without swords for civilians. Still retaining most of the original silver wash. Coke bottle pin with a barrel hinge. Pin is stamped with the maker code 4 for 'STEINHAUER AND LUCK LUDENSCHEID'. Comes with its original presentation case.