Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.