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The Edelweiss projekt

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    Hi guys,



    I just finished this small but handsome projekt described below.
    But before I venture into this post, I would like to make it 100% clear, that this is no attemt to fake or copy in any way!
    The projekt described here is a privately made post war conversion, just like the cross used as inspiration pictured below.
    It all started, when a collector friend of mine got in contact and asked me if I could do an Edelweiss conversion to a de-nazified cross of his. He had seen it somewhere but couldn´t find any for sale.
    This conversion was done mainly in Austria, I guess as a patriotic thing too, to some crosses used post war, when the swaztika was banned.
    He send me 2 crosses, one for him and one for me, and the project went ahead.
    Crosses used here are 6. marked Zimmermann and un-marked un-magnetic Wächtler und Lange.
    Below I have tried to illustrade the proces of making the crosses. I´m sure different metods of fixing the Edelweiss to the cross have been used, I choose to rivet it with a piece of tube.

    Hope you guys like it, and understand the context in which it was made .

    Should anyone fancy one, please PM me and remember to provide a de-nazified cross yourself.

    Enjoy

    MFG
    Marc
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    The finished pair and the "inspiration"
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    De-nazified Crosses for the conversion.
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    Drawing of Edelweiss.
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    Edelweiss cut out.
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    Shaping Edelweiss model.
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    Finished model.
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    Edelweiss in wax.
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    Cast in silver.
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    Cast cleaned and cut.
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    Tubes soldered to the back.
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    Croses drilled.
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    Finished Edelweiss.
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    Ready for riveting.
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    Riveted !
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    Finished result

    I appologize the first couple of pictures are turned 90 degrees, could not fix it

    Thanks for looking. Memento Mori - Goldsmith
    Wir kapitulieren niemals !

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    You did a beautiful job there. Love how you cast molded them in silver.

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