The case and handle are carved in ivory.
The person was in martial arts
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the apprisal.
So that I may best assist you, can you please upload a few better of the blade and the sword grip images? These detailed images are important to judge the quality of the blade the identification of the material.
Thank you very much.
With kind regards,