Is a German military award instituted on 25 November 1942 for achievement in. The Close Combat Clasp was worn above the upper left uniform pocket. The clasp was die-cast and made of either. With a slightly curved centerpiece consisting of the national emblem surmounting a crossed.
The award was bestowed in three classes: Bronze for 15 close combat battles; Silver for 25 battles; and Gold for 50+ battles. The Gold Close Combat Clasp was often regarded in higher esteem than the. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Of the roughly 1820 million soldiers of the German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS, 36,400 received the Bronze Class, 9,500 the Silver Class and 631 the Gold Class. This is the bronze 1 and is in very good condition.These are very hard to find, as you see by the numbers, many will be lost by now or in. The item "Ww2 german close combat badge(original)rare find" is in sale since Saturday, November 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "miche-ramsd" and is located in Bradford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.