Iron Cross

Eisernes Kreuz

Most iconic of German milirary awards of all times. The 1939 Iron Cross was issued in the following two grades:

  • Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse)

  • Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse )

The Iron Cross was awarded for bravery in battle as well as other military contributions in a battlefield environment. It was a progressive award, with the second class having to be earned before the first class and so on for the higher degrees. It is estimated that some four and a half million 2nd Class Iron Crosses were awarded during World War II, and 300,000 of the 1st Class.

Krause's Iron Cross collection includes:

  1. Iron Cross 1st class carton

  2. Iron Cross 2nd class presentation envelope

  3. Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class award certificate

  4. Repetition Clasp (Spange) for the Iron Cross - award certificate (1st and 2nd class)

  5. Repetition Clasp (Spange) carton (1st class) and presentation packet (2nd class) 

  6. Envelope/packet for the ribbon to the Iron Cross 2nd class

  7. Packet for de-nazified Iron Cross from 1957 (1st and 2nd class)

These products cover wide range of variants related to manufacturers. They would make a great addition to your collection, display, or a present!