Grip appears to be round, or turned - if this is the case - it's not a serious sword. probably made for the export / tourist / souvenir trade. A sword needs a grip that is generally oval, or rectangular or oblong in shape, - this orients the cutting edge to your hand grip - and the long axis of the grip is usually on a plane with the blade. You will find some mid-eastern swords with the long axis of the grip at right angles to the blade, but these also orient the cutting edge, so you are aware of where the edge is at all times. With a round grip, it is very easy to misalign the blade with your cutting stroke, and a misalignment of as little two or three degrees can result in a poorly executed cut, or one that in altogether inneffective. Some types of swords are ONLY made for thrusting or piercing attacks, this type of weapon can be effective with a round grip. (Think of the difference between an icepick and carving knife here.) As to origin, may be Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, anyone's guess.
That being said, I would buy these all day long at that price - and use 'em for cutting brush in my own personal jungle. Good buy!