This comprehensive guide illustrates the various makers of the Close Combat Clasp, Germany’s highest combat decoration of World War II. Each maker is methodically presented along with every respective variation produced in unrivalled detail and clarity. The seemingly endless variants of the enigmatic A.G>M>u.K. clasp are systematically and completely catalogued as never before. Previously unknown makers of three types of unmarked Close Combat Clasps are also identified and evidence is meticulously displayed for the first time in this volume. Award cases , documents, miniatures, and the variants of the elusive Gold Presentation Clasp are also studied and supplemented by many never before seen photographs in this all-encompassing work.