Originally Posted by Battara
Well the okir work looks Maranao to me. The shape does not look like anything that was done in antiquity. Looks like a recently made piece to me. Interesting though to see how the old is morphing into new forms. I also like the way the okir was applied to the blade form.
I am also don't think that it is antique but the piece seems to have age, look to the well patinated wooden handle pieces, my guess would be WWII period until middle last century, blade form and okir would fit IMHO.
And agree with you that it is a very interesting piece, sadly it was much to expensive.