It is customary to point out the red flags rather than just saying "fake".
It looks good to me. Liner looks period, metal trim is period. Mortar board is correct.
I see nothing to indicate that it is a fake.
It is my opinion that it is a hard to find ersatz war time Ulan Tschapka.
looks good to me too.
The liners is Tsapkas ALWAYS have square tipped fingers. The example shown is typical of a 1960/70s English made replica.
Thanks guys appriciate your views ive got a chance to buy this but need to be sure its original
I have five Model 1915 Tsapkas sitting in my office. ALL of them have square fingers.
Also liner is not fitted correctly. There are a few other points on this piece that are questionable.