EK I 1914 KMST- DRGM, with patented needle locker
The cross has a three piece construction and a magnetic iron core. The cross is visible maker marked on the back, KMST and DRGM on each side of the middle cross arms The cross has also an 800 silver mark on the needle. Lot of soldiers lost their presious crosses during the battles. So there was a need to develop a systeem that could prevent the needle to come off the needle hook. This patented needle lock systeem worked good, as you can see from the wear patina of the cross. The cross has an nice “I have been there” patina.