Most iconic anchor designs transpose the crossbar to make it easier to print, but since we print with modern technology, we were able to keep that third dimension. The crossbar ensures that even in a bumpy ride, you'll stay grounded. Based on the Admiralty anchor, this is the peice for traditionalists. Historically it's often represented in tattoos with the crossbar transposed into two dimensions but we have all three to work with, so we did. Some may worry that it may snag on clothing, but we recommend you wear it with a short chain and you won't wind up hooking up to any trouble. Of course, if that's your goal, cast away.