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.
Vaulted version, Cross unmarked but a well known variant of the manufacturer Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid, with integrasted catch and hinge. In original old case with LDO-mark (Leistungsgemeinschaft Deutscher Ordenhersteller).
Silvered zinc, back the silvering almost gone. Good worn condition, pinset complete and working. Box light used, but no damages.