This is a most interesting 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. It is an engraved, two-piece, screwbacked example. The cross is low vaulted. The obverse’s paint rates at about 98%. Its large, circular, backing plate measures 1 3/4″ in diameter. The backing plate is engraved “field-style” (not by a professional jeweler, but by a soldier in the field) with the name “Gefried Lutz.” Four holes are drilled in the backing plate. Two of the four were used to attach the Iron Cross’s twin screws to the plate. Only one of the two nuts for securing the back plate is present. Nevertheless, the plate is firmly attached to the Iron Cross. Aside from the engraving on the backing plate, no additional markings appear on the plate or Iron Cross. This is a very well made example, in very fine condition.