Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Nice to see you here, in the past I've enjoyed your posts on swordforum.
What you have is a gunong from the Philippines. Search the forum, you'll find quite a bit of discussion on them.
I have one similar to yours, but the blade is not plated and it has luks (waves). The fittings are white metal - aluminium likely, so I guess dating from after WWII. I will post some pics when I get home. It seems as though mine is pattern-welded and I've been meaning to try an etch on it. Try to etch yours, you might find a pattern.