The award has the shape of the 1939 variant but the laurel leave wreath is much finer detailed. The knot at the base and the 3 berries at the top are also much finer detailed. The helmet and the swords are placed somewhat higher, so that there became more free space underneath the helmet. In this free space are the date (20 July 1944) and Hitlerís signature placed. The between laying fields are finely pebbled and matt finished, while the date and the signature are polished with the result that they look even better. At the reverse is a pin with hook construction mounted, with just under the pin the mark of the producer (L/12) and the silver mark .800. With the black version are the helmet, the swords and the wreath artificially blackened. The swastika on the helmet is slightly lighter and the date and signature are polished. The reverse is also artificially blackened. The black version was awarded for 1 or 2 wounds.