Sweden: The Royal Order of the Sword

Svärdsorden

Ribbon: Yellow with blue edge stripes.

Instituted: 23 February 1748 by King Frederick I.

Awarded: Originally presented for bravery in the field and at sea, and later also as a reward for long and distinguished service in the armed forces. It is no longer awarded.

Grades: 5 (Commander Grand Cross, Commander 1st Class, Commander, Knight 1st Class, Knight), plus the Badge of the Sword, the Medal of the Sword, Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword and the War Cross of the Order of the Sword.

Collar Collar
Grand Cross: Badge Grand Cross Badge, Obverse Grand Cross Badge, Obverse
Grand Cross: Star Grand Cross Star, Obverse Grand Cross Star, Obverse
Commander 1st Class: Badge (male) Commander 1st Class Badge (male), Obverse Commander 1st Class Badge (male), Obverse
Commander 1st Class: Badge (female) Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Commander 1st Class: Star Commander 1st Class Star, Obverse Commander 1st Class Star, Reverse
Commander (male) Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Commander (female) Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Knight 1st Class Knight 1st Class, Obverse Knight 1st Class, Obverse
Knight Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
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