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