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Old 04-01-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I have been informed that the most likely S/C issued to the KM was the example in Bronze without swords...

Here are a couple of examples for opinions...
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:23 PM   #5
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Frankly, I trust Jacques' call more than my own on particular examples of this type cross, but I see nothing wrong with this one (except the excessive bend of the arm tips, which does not, IMO, affect the originality of this cross).
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Yeah cool.. I have contacted him as well.. just awaiting the response
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:08 PM   #7
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Looks like two OK crosses to me!
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:28 PM   #8
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Details are much crisper on the second one posted so go for that one if you're trying to decide!
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Yeah thats the one I have my eye on...

decisions, decisions..
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:52 PM   #10
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Hello,
I prefer the 2nd cross-much nicer. You are correct, the bronze version with out swords is the most common type awarded to the KM. That is why I own one and the one piece example like you have posted to boot.

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:09 PM   #11
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Hi Jody,

Thanks very kindly for your opinion once again...

It certainly is a beauty!! I wonder why the peaks of the Crosses are bent over in such a fashion? Surely they aren't manufactured like this???

I really want a S/C to add to my KM collection and I'm much closer now in Knowledge to be able to make a decision soon


Hopefully something good at the right price pops up??
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Hi Jody,

Thanks very kindly for your opinion once again...

It certainly is a beauty!! I wonder why the peaks of the Crosses are bent over in such a fashion? Surely they aren't manufactured like this???

I really want a S/C to add to my KM collection and I'm much closer now in Knowledge to be able to make a decision soon


Hopefully something good at the right price pops up??
Hi Justin,
The Cross arms are somewhat thin and they got bent from all sorts of things-being dropped, knocking it against a train door, etc.

I can tell you is that it is a common site on many of these Bronze Spanish Crosses without Swords.

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So who would this as in your cross be attriubuted to in maker?
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:46 AM   #14
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The "overbending" of the points was, in my opinion, a desire by the wearer to have it fit as tight as possible to a jacket. Especially a thick wool KM jacket.
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