Attractive, 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' being a non-maker-marked example that comes together with its original- and once-mounted ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') as was (I deem) produced by the Austrian maker (ie. 'Hersteller'): 'Friedrich Orth'
The attractive piece - which was surely issued but that was I deem hardly worn - came together with its folded and/or minimal confectioned (and approx. 13,5 cms. long-sized-) ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt'). The cross - which is totally void of any makers'-designation - was with certainty never cleaned and has a nice and/or attractive age-patina: it retains some of its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or: polished sides) and has a minimally darkened- (ie. hardly 'blackened'- ie. stained) finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The cross has a nicely preserved, black-finished (ie. somewhat 'satin-like'- ie. somewhat matted-) core: it is void of any damage nor paint-loss (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is just a tiny bit dusty and/or stained but was never cleaned nor polished. The cross is (I deem) an evident specimen that was almost certainly produced by the Austrian maker: 'Friedrich Orth' as was based in the town of Wien (ie. 'Hersteller 15'): it has very nice and/or pronounced detail as to be expected for a cross by this desirable maker. The piece is (I deem) an early-war-period produced example something that can be corroborated by the presence of an early-type, silvered frame. The IC was recently found at a German private-household and was never before in collectors'-hands: it came together with the EKI-class that I offer under nr. 62292: both awards belonged to the same soldier who was awarded these, moderately used them and stored them for decades Simply an attractive, non-maker-marked 'EK II. Klasse' that is accordingly priced!