or St.Andrew’s cross purpose
or Devil’s X
or Nietzschean petard hoister
– This is an authentic replication of the original device on which St. Andrew was executed in Patras, Greece.
– It’s form was altered substantially in middle age depictions because it was “easier to draw”.
– “I am unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as our lord and savior. Because I am so humble I demand a device be made which is considerably more elaborate and will take much longer to complete. Also our lord and savior was given no sandwiches while he suffered his martyrdom and so in my humility I demand to be fed sandwiches…” St. Andrew