scabbard & sword knot
half basket hilt with folding guard decorated with crown, foul anchor within roped oval. Lion head pommel.
Sword acquired by John Christie Ticehurst, in Kiel, circa 1946. A letter in the acquisition file states: 'It is understood that...John Christie Ticehurst, who died in 1978, was involved as a Prosecutor at the Nuremburg (sic) Trials after the last war and ..may have come into his possession arising out of these.' (Letter from Shoosmiths & Harrison, Solicitors, dated 27 January 1992).