Another War merit cross from Pforzheim, this time with number 18. Could the number be a Die number at a manufacturer? Also any explanation of the markings on the Spange very welcome to recieve in comments.
Unfortunately not yet identified manufacturer 14 R.V. PFORZHEIM. Please leave a comment if you can attribute the manufacturer to the markings.
Attributable to Steinhauer & Luck. Whether as a a manufacturer immediately following WW1 or as a general supplier of German medals and badges much latter is not clear as german WW1 medals and badges continued to be produced up until the end of the Nazi government of Germany.