Cross Fitchy (Cross fitchée)

The cross fitchy (from the French, “fixed”) originated as a cross with a pointed bottom, designed for use by traveling Crusaders, with a sharpened point that could be thrust into the ground.

Because its shape resembles a sword, it became an apt symbol of the Crusader’s faith, and their willingness to use force in its cause.

Related Symbols:

Cross of Lorraine

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