Just got back from the Ottawa military show and picked this up. Not really my area of collecting, but I've always wanted one and the chap I got this from (Nick Healey) is a very well respected edge weapons collector.
Looks like this one would have been manufactured early in the 20th century given the way the blade was made (many more flaws in the steel back then). Whether or not it saw any military service in WW1 is unknown to me. It is unmarked.
It is complete with the unsharpened chakmak and the karda. It also has the tinder pouch that actually contains old tinder wrapped in a hand made pouch (see pics). I thought that was pretty cool! If only this thing could talk.
I'm very happy with this one. I've always wanted one. If anyone can offer any other information on this particular example, please feel free.