German WWII Close Combat Clasp in Bronze-This sound example by FLL that has lost the majority of its finish, but has left us with some great tone and nice badge details. It is also missing the backplate, so please be sure to look closely at the photos. The “nahkampfspange erste Stufe” in bronze was presented for a period of 15 days in close combat with the enemy (a tally of close combat days was recorded in a soldier’s pay book). The reverse of this example has the correct bronze finished “coke bottle” shaped pin, which works just fine. The hinge is crimped, and the round wire catch sits on a round base which is also crimped. The reverse is marked with the motto of the maker on the right side (as viewed) of the back plate next to the hinge. It is Friedrich Linden of Lüdenscheid. The name and location of the designer, Peekhaus, is seen to the left. A good example!