Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwertern – War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords
Reference: OEK 3833
Military decoration from the II. World War, established on 18.10.1939. Awarded for war mertis, that didn’t qualify to be acknowledged with the Iron Cross. The KVK with Swords was awarded for an action under enemy fire or special merits in warfare.
With maker mark “4” on the pin, PKZ Code of the manufacturer Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid.
Silvered zinc, but the silvering almost gone. Nice worn condition, pinset complete and working.