German Cross in Gold - Heavy Deschler.
Early 4 rivet DKiG by Deschler, so called heavy version manufactured in tombak.This large impressive Cross is of multi piece construction and weighs in at a hefty 70.5g.
There is no chips or cracks to the enamel swastika, which only exhibits light contact wear. There is also no damage to the red enamel disk.
The dark inner star is worn back to the tombak on the high points with similar wear to the outer silver plated star.
The silver disk the swastika sits on has a light overall age patina.
The gilt finish on the wreath has worn and toned over the years but detail is still sharp.
The reverse shows light even wear with 4 perfect unmessed with domed rivets.
Hinge, pin and clasp are in perfect working order. The end of the pin has the classic Deschler upturn collectors like to see.
This Cross is a proper war veteran and appears to have had considerable uniform time. It didn't spend the duration of the war looking at the inside of a case!
Heavy DKiGs are amongst the most sought after by collectors for their quality construction and solid feel.
Overall a fantastic veteran looking piece that could only enhance a collection.
Supplied in a good quality reproduction DK case for safekeeping