Fireman's Maltese Cross Metal Art Wall Sign

$29.00



This metal art piece from celebrates and honors firefighters. This sign is made from 14 gauge steel and powder coated to give it a finish that will last for years indoors or out.
We have two sizes available on this piece Choose from the 16" or the 12". We can make this in custom sizes too.
Our standard color for this item is red, but we can do a different color upon request.

For an extra charge, the 16" or larger Maltese Cross can be customized with your name and/or station number. Contact us for customization info.

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 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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Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-6 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 4 - 7 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to create a custom item just for you. Let us help you "turn your idea it into steel"

What happens if my tracking info says my package was delivered but I didn't actually receive it?

When we contract with third party carriers (USPS, UPS, Fedex) to deliver packages, they become responsible for the care and delivery of the packages. We cannot be responsible for deliveries made to the wrong address or package thefts. We will work with our valued customers to locate any missing package to the best of our ability. We will also on a case-by -ase basis consider replacing a lost, stolen, or incorrectly delivered package. We upload and email tracking for each package we ship. Please make arrangements to accept the package in a secure location and manner.

What happens if my metal art is damaged during shipping?

We do our best to securely package or items for shipment. However it does occasionally happen that a package gets damaged during shipping. If this happens, please contact us to inform us of any damage. Please provide photos of the damage if possible so we may determine if it can be repaired. Oftentimes small bends in the metal can be straightened without damaging the finish. Other times a replacement piece will need to be sent and a claim filed with the shipping company (USPS, UPS, Fedex). In any event, we'll make sure you ultimately receive an undamaged item.