Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
Close ups would be helpful.
Based on what I can see, this is Sulu and yes WWII or post-WWII. The form of the scabbard, the angle of the upturned toe give some of this away. Also the use of all that mother-of-pearl points to the same time period. The style of hilt also point to a later period as well, but the carvings look Sulu.
What is not as common in earlier periods is the size of the blade. This does somewhat remind me of a sipput style of barong blade, which is longer and narrower than what is usually seen.