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As promised. A few pics of the new Cross which arrived today. 














Interesting to see that it is double 800 stamped similarly to the double 800 stamped crosses shown on the other thread on the subject by Chris and Eric however in this case both stamps are running vertically but in different directions. On the pin the 8 is at the top and on the arm, the bottom.

Any observations re the maker or similarities/differences to the other thread gents?



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 it's definitely the same maker--thanks to your pictures, it's easy to establish that the core matches the other three examples shown on chris' thread... anything on the underside of the pin? it appears to be hand made instead of mass produced

 now we've got four differently marked hand made ek1s from one workshop. pretty cool!

the superior quality of the engraving on your example is merely icing on the cake; it's very well done by someone with  lot of experience. "Vatt und Mutt" is a new one to me...has anyone read/heard of that being used instead of "Vatti und Mutti"?  Perhaps they worded it that way as that's how you'd refer to yourselves to a heroic and earnest young man instead of a child. i dunno, or maybe it's a regional dialect

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Yes I was really excited last night to see that it was from the same maker. It does have a real hand made look and finish to it. Very finely made.

There's  nothing under the pin, no other markings. I was wondering about the Vatt under Mutt myself. Sadly I have no understanding of German dialects but you could well be right on either of those. Daddy and mummy is usually replaced by mum and dad over here as you get older.

Feasibly it could simply be a trait of that particular family and not common.


Very pleasing engraving, so well done. Under a loup you can really appreciate the workmanship.


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