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    Posted 11 years ago

    papa
    (184 items)

    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, 8 months 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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