1939 Spange mounted on 1914 Iron cross 1st class. `Sonnderklasse` `special quality`
ALL sonnderklasse items are made in Europe. Most are from a single manufacturer based in western Europe with a smaller amount made in eastern Europe. Many of these badges are made using the original moulds (or remakes of them) and tools which were bought from the factories when they closed, mostly in the 1960`s and 70`s. Even some of the original flaws have being preserved to gain the highest level of authenticity. The old metals like nickel and , Zinc and kriegsmetal are not really possible to recreate so substitute metals of similar properties and weights are used. Pins and catches. All Sonnderklasse items have very strong pins and catches, like the originals they are very hard to break.