THE KNIGHT'S CROSS
the Iron Cross was reinstituted in 1939, the order was filled out by the addition of
the Knight's Cross, which became Germany's highest military award.
In the course of the war, about 5000 Knight's Crosses were
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