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I understand what you are saying, and if the NCO saber mentioned is the TR government issue brass hilted one then we are in agreement. But I must most respectfully have to disagree if it's the "dress" type of saber - unless you have some period regulations or photos that disprove what I stated. What I have are some period photos (which unfortunately are not at this time in digital form) of TR era cavalry soldiers on parade going past a review stand. On their horses, with the sabers they are holding this government issue service model saber - not a privately purchased "dress" model. And some other possibly a little earlier photos with NCO's (on horseback) a different model of Kavalleriesäbel für Unteroffizier mit Portepee. With my point here being that mounted soldiers on parade were not walking. With another thread on the forum (that I cannot find at the moment) that discussed the TR, Weimar, and Weimar transition to the TR era and the sidearms that were used. Which I think also had an excerpt from a 1936 German publication on these different sidearms.
With Best Regards,
The fact that it's been heavily sharpened leads me to think
it could have been used as a 'fighting/utility' knife by an
Allied soldier. It's been done with lots of other types
of knives and bayonets.
Still, not worth much as it is.........