Württemberg Military Merit Order, Knight’s Cross
The replica of the order was a white-enameled cross pattée with curved arms and slightly concave edges. Around the white-enameled center medallion was a blue-enameled ring bearing on both sides the motto "Furchtlos und trew". On the obverse, the medallion bore a green-enameled laurel wreath. On the reverse, the medallion bore the monogram of the king of Württemberg. 36.59 mm x 36.05 mm
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The Military Merit Order (Militärverdienstorden) was a military order of the Kingdom of Württemberg, which joined the German Empire in 1871. The order was one of the older military orders of the states of the German Empire. It was founded on February 11, 1759 by Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg as the Militär-Carls-Orden, and was renamed the Militärverdienstorden on November 11, 1806 by King Friedrich I. The order underwent several more revisions over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It became obsolete with the fall of the Württemberg monarchy in the wake of Germany's defeat in World War I.
The ribbon of the order was, until 1818 and after 1914, yellow with broad black stripes near each edge. After November 1917, when the ribbon was worn without the medal, the ribbon bore a green-enameled wreath to distinguish it from other Württemberg decorations on the same ribbon. The ribbon from 1818 to 1914 was blue