Attractive, 'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' (or: bronze-class close-combat clasp ie. CCC) being a maker- (ie. 'FLL'-) marked, so-called: '2nd pattern'-specimen as was produced by the maker- (ie. 'Hersteller') 'Friedrich Linden'
This is an attractive - albeit clearly worn- and just moderately used - example of a so-called: 'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' (or: bronze-class close-combat clasp ie. CCC) being a maker- (ie. 'FLL'-) marked and/or minimally converse-shaped, so-called: 'second pattern'-specimen as was produced by the maker- (ie. 'Hersteller') 'Friedrich Linden' and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The piece - which has still a very detailed and/or pronounced appearance - has regrettably lost most (ie. all) of its bronze-toned finish but retains its firmly 'crimped' metal-based 'back-plate' (as can be seen on the pictures). The 'Spange' is as stated a minimally converse-shaped example that comes mounted onto its (functional- and/or golden-copper-coloured) flute-shaped pin (and/or typical 'thick-wire'-type catch- ie. catch-set-up) both which are of course still present, unaltered and/or fully functional. A similar example is also described in the excellent reference-book entitled: 'The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II' by Thomas M. Durante wherein this particular pattern is given the unique reference-numeral: '2.4 - 'FLL 2nd'-pattern. The piece was found as such at a private-household in Germany and was never before part of a collection. Simply a neat example of a bronze-class 'Nahkampfspange': it should be noted that original examples of this neat and fairly uncommon combat-award are nowadays getting hard to find. I deem that I priced this bronze-class example according to its overall nicely preserved condition!