Not my uncles, but Mr. Swiss great uncles. The photo was taken on 1st August 1914 which was the evening before the borders were guarded by the Swiss troops. Switzerland was neutral in both the 1st and 2nd war, but they still had the duty to defend their borders from invaders. I don’t know whether they ever used their sables to fight, but they look quite good on the photo.
On the left is my husband’s great grandfather and the others are his brothers.