CLOSE COMBAT CLASP IN BRONZE "Friedrich Linden". (Nahkampfspange in Bronze)
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detailed, die struck, zinc construction clasp. The clasp is in the form of a
central square panel with a recessed background field with an embossed national
eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a canted swastika in its talons,
positioned above a crossed bayonet and stick grenade, flanked by four
oak-leaves and dual acorns superimpose on a ribbed, horizontal outward pointing
base. As is typical and expected with a zinc production examples it has pushed
away most of its original bronze wash and has reverted to the flat matte grey
of the base zinc. The clasp has a magnetic sheet metal backing plate positioned
behind the eagle, bayonet and grenade motif that is held in place by crimped,
side tabs of the reverse. The reverse has a solid, soldered hinge, a broad,
tapering, horizontal pin and a soldered catch on an oval base plate all intact.
The reverse is well marked with the embossed designer
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