Officers dress knot could be worn with the KS98 short model as shown nice set. All is proper for KS98 as mentioned. timothy
this is a Portepee for the Army. Worn by officers and "senior NCO" (Unteroffiziere mit Portepee, ab Feldwebel).
It is the official little Modell for saber and bayonet.
...and it is a scare version of the Portepee with a web band.
A good find, that is a scarce variation of the officer's knot . I don't have it in front of me, with my best immediate recollection of past discussions regarding the high points of officer's (including the senior grade NCO's who were authorized to wear the officer's knot and side arm) is that it covered three distinct time periods. During the later Imperial era, once the wearing of swords was discontinued, officers were permitted to carry 'dress style' bayonets with knots and oftetimes a cypher on the grip like some swords. That was more or less continued into the Weimar era with some other changes that are somewhat involved for a brief answer. And later a 1936 TR era publication that says that officer's (and senior grade NCO's) were to wear the sword or officer's model dagger. Whereas the lower grade NCO's and enlisted men were to wear either the EM saber, or dress bayonet off duty. That is more or less replicated in period Luftwaffe publications with a later minor modification for those having flight status. Best Regards, Fred
the orders ot the german Reichswehr for the bayonet were never removed.
Also in the D.V.122 (from 1934 until end of war) the officers also get a bayonet frog.
But there is a difference between walking out sidearms and service bayonets.