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While fishing for pics of EKs for the Imperial EK book project a collector told me he can send me pics of his 48mm ?bergrosse EK2......

Nothing unusual you say... they come up from time to time.....

maybe... but he is talking WW1 ?bergrosse !!!!!!!

Has anyone seen anything like this before ??

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weitze has, from time to time, what he calls

an ubergrosse, 1914, which as i recall is a one

piece 1914 ek 1 which measures 44x44mm.

not sure if the same holds true for a 1914 ek2.

joe

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Chris,

I think that anything that could be called a 1914 Ubergrosse, was made after 1939. Joe, I also saw that and I have the EK2 match to Weitze's EK1 by the same unknown maker. It is one piece Zinc or pot metal and measures 44mm. Not that much larger, but much thicker so that it would not break easily. The EK2 on the right is a standard S-W.

Dan Murphy

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I would agree with a post-1939 manufacture.

Here's my UGLY sloppy crappy 43mm x 43mm WW2 replacement on a Frackspange:

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It's a monster, alright. :o

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Joe,

That really is an odd one. Like it was meant to to be used as a money clip or clipped on a suit pocket. Chris, If he ever sends you the pics, I would love to see them. The weird thing about Imperial Iron Crosses is, you just never know what you might find.

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