Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross - Jakob Fuchs
Aquired directly from the soldiers Family living in Canada, this KC is attributed to Jakob Fuchs. Included is; Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, magnetic core, silver frame, marked "800" on reverse top arm, by maker Steinhauer & Luck (micro 800), "A" type, with distinctive (fairly small) die flaw on three o?clock arm, typical of S & L pre 1945 manufactured KC; weighs 30.6 grams, 48.2x48.2mm, cross has been worn with shoelace. Overall a very fine example in very fine condition. Iron Cross First Class 1939 (iron core, magnetic, marked "20" under pin, pinback, 44 mm); Iron Cross Second Class 1939 (iron core, magnetic, unmarked, 44.7 mm, original ribbon); Close Combat Clasp (zinc alloy, maker marked "R.S." (Rudolf Souval, Vienna), name "FUCHS" scratched into reverse, 26 mm x 96.5 mm). All feature crisp detail, in better than very fine condition. Accompanied by his Army bayonet (steel blade, maker marked J. MEHLICH A.G. BERLIN C., with "FUCHS" scratched into wooden handle, 385 mm in length) and a post-war signed photograph (93 mm x 124 mm). Encased in a glass-faced deep wooden shadow box with "Jakob Fuchs 23-10-44" name plate, in better than very fine condition.