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Hi guys,

I thought it would be nice to start a thread where we can all show our Red Eagle Orders with Swords. Any type, and class, any period or condition -- even photos of the award in-wear.

I'll start it off with this one, recently shown in another thread. Unmarked example from the 1870 period.

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Thanks Chris.

Consider that each of the four sword elements (two blades and two grip sections) is hollow -- made of two halves stamped from real gold and finely soldered together -- then screwed into the body of the cross.

What workmanship.

Here is a visible seam on the tip of one of the blades.

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Here is my only awarded example of an RAO with swords, a 4th class, the model from 1885 until 1916. All parts original, the swords hollow from two parts, screwed into the center medaillon. It is a very ugly example because of the very bad made reparatures. But it comes directly from the ripped medalbar of Kapitän z.S. Moritz Krause, so i like it instead of its ugly

Beside this i only have a 1930-1950 wearer´s copy, probably made by Godet and sold by Sedlatzek. One piece, Silver, swords were gilded.

Regards

Markus

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Here is another nice photo-example of a RAO4x in wearing. Hope you like it. Unfortunately no doc and "hardware", by now =)

Best wishes

Karsten

Great photo!

Here is another one, a later model (until 1918) with swords -- in fact the same type Heye wears, and the same type Markus shows.

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