Black Horn Signet Ring with Bone Inlay
Size (front): Onepercenter: approx. 25 x 22 mm | Iron Cross: approx. 24 x 24 mm
Handmade from natural materials: slight variations in size, color, form and material structures are possible
Hand carved ring from american buffalo horn with Onepercenter or Iron Cross inlay from bone
- Following models are available:
- Iron Cross
Since rings from natural materials can break more easily than rings made of metals, the ring size should be chosen always slightly larger. Rings from wood, horn or bone too tight are more likely to crack or break.
In spring of 1960 Rocker history was written when the Hells Angels entertained the probably first presi-conference of biker history. All kinds of clubs met in San Francisco who's members were fighting each other until then. Everyone was faced with the same problem: the police pulled them over more often because they had to tall of a handle bar or no mirrors. That could become quite expensive over time. So they quickly decided to stop fighting each other but rather stand together against the cops.
There was a statement by the "American Motorcycles Association" - which was not very popular amongst the hardcore bikers - that 99% of motorbike drivers were law obiding citizens which were only interested in motor sports. Only one percent of all bikers would be antisocial barbarians.
As a response to that those "elements" united under a "Onepercenter-Patch" which quickly was added to their regular colors. Now they would be noticed as outlaws at first glance. Very common is the depiction in form of a rhombus.
The first 1%-Tattoos were worn by George Wethern and Sonny Barger (president of Hells Angels MC Oakland) who stranded in Rich's Tattoo Studio after a wild night.
The Iron Cross is closely associated to Germany since here it represents the highest military commendation. It was founded by emperor Friedrich Wilhelm III. of Prussia in 1813 during the war agains Napoleon and consists of silver rimmed iron. It was awarded in all later wars up to Worldwar 1. As opposed to the swastika the iron cross was never removed from the german iconography.
Templar / Knights Cross:
The "Templar's Cross" (also "paw cross" or "lily cross") was only worn by the elite of the templar knights. The tips of the cross (paws) stood for the connection of intellectual power to the bravery of the knights through the cross of christ.