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Taiwanese aboriginal headhunters carved, signed sword.

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    Posted 11 years ago

    papa
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    This is an old sword with free china stamped over taiwan, the sword is hand carved, signed and numbered. Can anyone read the aboriginal inscriptions? Got a whole set of aboriginal weapons from a military estate sale along with a bunch of WW1 and WW2 USMC items.

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    1. jacobsonm, 1 year ago
      It reads in Chinese: "Tai Wan Gao Shan" = "Taiwan High Mountain," often refering to the mountain dwelling tribes (such as Paiwan, Rukai, Atayal) vs. Plains dwelling tribes.

      This is done in a Paiwan tribe-esque style with hundred pace snakes and ancestor heads. Obviously post 1949 with the "Free China" stamped on the blade.

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