A very simple kakatua
carved from some dark colored hard wood... brass or copper (not sure?) ferrule/punto
. There's a peach/pink colored glue stuffed in the handle that I've seen on recently made pieces before. The blade (tiuwang
?) seems to be monosteel and is very scratched up from what could be steel wool, sandpaper, shark skin or whatever... Handle is crudely carved compared to many barongs' I've seen and is very slightly damaged.
So what do you guys think? Old or young? Sabah, Brunei, Palawan, or Sulu?