Maltese Cross Firefighter Metal Wall Art
This metal art piece from Back 40 Metal Worx celebrates and honors the firefighter.
(Gary, the owner of Back 40 Metal Worx was a fireman for 15+ years)
This sign is made from 14 gauge steel and powder coated to give it a finish that will last for years indoors or out.
The sign measures approx. 18" wide x 18" high and weighs about 1-1/2 lbs.
We can also customize this item with your name and/or station number.
Simply add the customization option and send the information to make this a truly unique item.
A little history of the Maltese Cross................
The Maltese Cross was first used as a fire department logo in 1865 when it was adopted by the New York Fire Department. Since then it has become the international symbol of honor, courage, and dedication that firefighters must have in order to perform their duties.
The tale of origin of the Maltese Cross --
When a courageous band of crusaders known as The Knights of St. John fought the Saracens for possession of the holy land, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors. It was a simple, but horrible device of war. It brought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon the brave fighters for the cross. As the crusaders advanced on the walls of the city, they were struck by glass bombs containing naphtha. After becoming saturated with the highly flammable liquid, the Saracens hurled a flaming torch into their midst. Hundreds of knights were burned alive; others risked their lives to save their brothers-in-arms from dying painful, fiery deaths. Thus, these men became our first fire fighters and the first of a long list of courageous men. Their gallant efforts were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded each hero a badge of honor - a cross that was somewhat similar to the one fire fighters wear today. Since the Knights of St. John lived for almost four centuries on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross.Celebrate the heritage of firefighting by proudly hanging the Maltese Cross in your home, garage, fire station, or man-cave.
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First Item: $ 12.99
Additional Items: $ 3.00
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Please see info on custom items below...
We will accept returns within 7 days of receipt. We will refund purchase price (less S&H) We go into detail in the description of our items including size, color, thickness, etc... We've found that most shoppers will be happy with their purchase if the item matches the description. Many of the items we sell are finished in a patina and clear powder coat. The colors of these items will change somewhat depending on the color, intensity, and angle of the surrounding light. We try to take several pictures of these items at various angles so these differences can be seen. Please understand that every computer and monitor are different, so there may be subtle differences in the color of the item we have listed and the item you receive.
We cannot accept returns on custom items unless the item you receive is materially different than the proof that was approved. Please see more info on custom items below...
Custom items may be designed from a re-design of one of our stock items, an image, a hand sketch, or just an idea.
When you contact us for a custom project, we will need to know what size space you're looking to fill, a color you have in mind, and the time frame we have to work in.
From there we can work on getting a design together and give you a firm price and ship date.
We will email or text a design proof before we begin the fabrication of any custom item.
After receiving approval, we will get the item fabricated, finished, and shipped in a few days.
Custom items will need to be paid in advance. We will send an invoice that you can pay via credit card or money order/cashier's check.
Due to the personalized nature of custom items, we cannot accept returns unless the item you receive is materially different than the proof that was approved.
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