Close Combat Clasp


The Close Combat Clasp was hard to earn and highly respected. Instituted on 25 November 1942 and awarded in 3 grades:

  1. bronze - for 15 close combat battles (awarded 33 400 times),

  2. silver - for 30 battles (awarded 9500 times)

  3. and gold for 50 battles (631 times) - less than Oakleaves to Knight's Cross!


Krause Papierweke offers:

  • Award document - generic version for any service branch

  • SS award document - specifically designed for SS with the SS runes pre-printed

  • Carton in which the clasp was presented (on request)


Krause Papierwerke reproduces award certificates for the Clasp that will enhance your display, collection, or an award ceremony at your reenacting unit. 

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Krause Papierwerke is an initiative devoted to top quality, historically accurate, customizable reproductions of German paper collectibles. Based in San Jose, California.


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