Originally Posted by Kubur
Ooops you are right!
So the branch of the guard was not cut as the German one is exactly like that.
Do you think that Tanganiyka was most probably the origin?
It still is likely to be a French sabre taken by the Germans during the Franco Prussian war and stamped with their markings of regiment etc. as the French, apparently did not stamp these on the quillon, so the original assumption may still be correct. See Ken Maddox`s comments on the European Forum.