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(this was wrong. Yes, between Uffz and the rank called Fw there was once an Ufw and is now a Stuffz. But: The Ufw ''had'' the portepee, as reading Zuckmayer's Hauptmann von Köpenick makes clear, and is thus what is now called Fw (Fw in turn, Ofw etc))
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Unteroffiziere ohne Portepee (literally translated as "Petty (non-commissioned) officers without Sword-knot") is the designation for German junior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in the German army. The name is derived from earlier traditions in which German senior NCOs (Feldwebel) would carry the officer's sidearms (sword, sabre) with the officer's swordknot (made from silver or gold lace).

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