This is a three-place “Frack Bar” highlighted by the Kingdom of Württemberg’s Friedrich Order Knight’s Cross 2nd Class with Swords. It is a marvelous three-place “Frack Bar.” [Two characteristics separate a Frack bar from a medal bar. The first visually different feature is that the Frack bar is set at a slight diagonal that generally skews from left-to-right. The second is that the medals are listed in importance from the right-to-left, rather than the medal bar’s more common left-to-right ranking. Also remember that medal and Frack bars typically begin with the Iron Cross 2nd Class]. Going from right-to-left, the decorations on this “Frack Bar” are listed below.
* 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class – Prussia.
* Knight’s Cross 2nd Class with Swords – Württemberg. The decoration was awarded from 1870 through 1918. It features a white enamel center displaying Friedrich’s gilt-crowned royal cypher. A pair of crossed gilt swords is attached in two places on the medal’s top. A single jump ring is then attached to the swords’ center so that a medal/Frack bar’s ribbon can be attached as needed.
* Hindenburg Cross for Combatants with Swords. The award was authorized after Paul von HIndenburg’s 1930’s-era death. It came in three classes: combatant’s, non combatant’s, and next-of-kin.
The medals, the ribbons, and the bar itself are in excellent condition.