EARLY KNIGHT CROSS BY OTTO SCHIKLE
Wonderful and very rare, early Otto Schickle Knight Cross of the Iron Cross.
Nicely detailed, die struck, three piece, iron and silver construction Pattée style cross with a single piece iron core and a two piece, silver outer frame.
The obverse of the award features an embossed, high relief, central, canted swastika with re-institution date, "1939", to the bottom arm.
The reverse bottom arm has the original, embossed, institution date, "1813", also in nice high relief. The arms of the swastika are slightly beveled and it is embossed flush with the inner ribbed edge of the silver frame while the date numerals are slightly lower.
The black, baked on, enamel finish to the magnetic center is fully retained. The integral, ribbon, retaining suspension ring is intact. Also included are the correct, vertical oval, silver, ribbon suspension ring. Comes with its original ribbon.
Amazing, unmarked, early Otto Schickle produced example.