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Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes in Gold mit Schwertern

The Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold with Swords
(Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes in Gold mit Schwertern) was the highest class of the War Merit Cross and was identical to the silver variant, except that this one was made of genuine silver and subsequntly gold plated. The silver grade was stamped on the bottom of the overturned V on the lower arm of the cross. Up to now, not one actual awarding of this award is known.