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An old Sony Mavica. 3 megapixel. So it can't be the camera...

I think the secret is a steady hand, good indirect lighting, and a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

I'll keep you in mind for the bar.

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On 30/06/2005 at 00:31, Bob Hunter said:

Here is an example with the swords attached directly to the cross. I don't know if this is an earlier or later variation...

The cross shown by Bob Hunter in 2005 is indeed an earlier type: a cross made by Stuttgart court jeweler Eduard Foehr. From 1914 to 1916, Foehr supplied only 331 knight's crosses 2nd class, of which some got older, Steinam made swords that had been removed from returned 1870/71 crosses.

For comparison the Stuttgart mint, only supplier of late war awards, produced a total of 4938 knight's crosses 2nd class with swords (see Klein and Raff, p. 466, 467 and 483).



On 23/10/2013 at 23:21, IrishGunner said:

On a medal bar in a photo...

But that's a knight's cross 1st class, isn't it? I think I can see the rays between the cross arms...

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