THE KNIGHT'S CROSS
WITH SILVER OAK LEAVES, SWORDS
the war progressed, more classes were added to the Knight's Cross: Oak
Leaves and Swords, then Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. In the
course of the war, about 5000 Knight's Crosses were awarded. Only
27 were awarded with diamonds.
Knight's Cross was awarded for military achievement, not necessarily for
valor. Generals regularly received it for capturing important
objectives; junior officers and enlisted men had to perform remarkable
feats of arms to attain a comparable level of military merit.
Our reproduction Knight’s Crosses are
die-struck, not cast, and come with a neck ribbon. At ordinary viewing distance, they are virtually
indistinguishable from the genuine article. The Knight’s Cross fits in the presentation
case listed for it on the main medals catalog page.
1939 Knight's Cross
with silver oak leaves, swords and diamonds