The Regiment is the 106th Infantry. Replacement battalion as indicated before. Since it is a Saxon unit, it is likely to be a Saxon model. I am sure Larry has them somewhere on this thread. The date should be on the edge of the blade.
Some parasite spammer bumped this thread up from the last posting in 2018. I have deleted the spammer pustule but this is such an extensive, detailed, and interesting examination of the Faschinenmesser that I am just making a quick posting to keep it bumped up for those that have not seen it. Really an excellent presentation by Larmo well worth reading. =D>