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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By yuanzhumin
Well said, Kukulza, this is another typical...

Well said, Kukulza, this is another typical Paiwan blade!

Well, Rick, these three knives are very similar despite some slight differences. The fact is that the first and the third are closer to a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By yuanzhumin
Sorry Rick, I just see that you have already...

Sorry Rick, I just see that you have already posted the two other knives.

This one is as old and authentic as the first I saw!

Very nice one! Great carving! The zig zag line by the way is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th June 2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hi Rick, Well, I do not know about the two other...

Hi Rick,

Well, I do not know about the two other swords you found as I don't see them in your post.

But concerning the one shown here, I congratulate you for owning your first authentic and old...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By yuanzhumin
Not Taiwanese/Formosan, for sure. Best, Yuanzhumin

Not Taiwanese/Formosan, for sure.
Best,
Yuanzhumin
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello Apolaki, Sorry to deceive you: your sword...

Hello Apolaki,

Sorry to deceive you: your sword is a nice souvenir but it is not the authentic piece. It is a little better than the ones made in the fifties to sell to the American soldiers...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,971
Posted By yuanzhumin
Happy Chinese year of the Dragon (Kiung hi, kiung hi!)

Kukulza,

I'm in Taichung now where I spend the Chinese New Year with my inlaws.

I wish you and all the members of this forum a happy chinese year of the dragon!

In Taiwanese, the 2 traditional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By yuanzhumin
Dear all, Good to be back after a while away...

Dear all,

Good to be back after a while away from the forum!

Thanks Rick for asking after me ! :)

Great knives you have there, Victor! Old and very nice ones!

I do agree with you that Paiwan...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th January 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,971
Posted By yuanzhumin
Among the southern languages (minnanhua)

Hi Kukulza,

Well I have been away from the forum for a couple of months, but it's good to be back.

Just a little word to precise that the Cantonese has 6 tones (not 8), while the Hokkien/Taiwanese...
Forum: Swap Forum 28th September 2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By yuanzhumin
I just checked on the Zemanek website, and this...

I just checked on the Zemanek website, and this Paiwan knife was sold for 1000 euros.

Now, I regret not bidding myself :) as the market price for this kind of knife is usually...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th August 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By yuanzhumin
Smile A nice Paiwan knife at auctions

Hello,

I just noticed that the Zemanek Munster auction house in Germany is organizing on Sept. 17 a sale including a Paiwan knife (lot 34).

This is a very nice Paiwan ceremonial knife, and the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello We all would like to see clearer pictures...

Hello
We all would like to see clearer pictures to be able to have a better idea. What about the dimensions?
From the little I can see, it seems to be a real/authentic/old Rukai ceremonial sword,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th June 2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello Kukulza, A fact is that among the Taiwan...

Hello Kukulza,

A fact is that among the Taiwan aborigines, only the Paiwan groups have traditionally the katana tip on their knives. If you can find sometimes this kind of tip among other groups,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By yuanzhumin
Sure, that's what I understood. May be it's the...

Sure, that's what I understood.
May be it's the last sentence of my post that bothered you. It was a long post and taken in the dynamic of writing, I may have not chosen the good words. So let's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello Varta and all, That's the problem with the...

Hello Varta and all,

That's the problem with the Pingpu: are we talking only about the plain tribes or also the sinicized aborigines ?

Depending on the definition, we will considere your knife,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th June 2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hi Kukulza, You're welcome! Your question about...

Hi Kukulza,

You're welcome!

Your question about the utility in combat of the abruptly ending tip is very interesting, and I have no answer to it. May be more experienced members of the forum have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hi Varta, Great little knife! I love it. I'm...

Hi Varta,

Great little knife!
I love it.
I'm very happy to see some of your pieces.
Many thanks for showing them.

Best

Nicolas
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello Kukulza, They were already using both tips...

Hello Kukulza,

They were already using both tips before the ned of Japanese colonial period.

I’ve noticed that the gradually tapering tips on Paiwan or Rukai knives are found mostly on shorter...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello Varta, Can you share your sources, please...

Hello Varta,

Can you share your sources, please ?

If I wrote somewhere that this kind of knives may have been Atayal, I was wrong. I definitely think it is Pingpu.

Anyway, I collected some of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By yuanzhumin
A shorter Paiwan knife

Hello all,

Nothing for few months, and then all of a sudden more knives than I could collect. At least, I caught this one but, at the same time, I had to let go two other beautiful ones, a Rukai and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd June 2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello Migueldiaz, I wouldn’t say Taiwanese...

Hello Migueldiaz,

I wouldn’t say Taiwanese aborigines have gods. It’s more a world of spirits interacting with the livings, with spirits being able to make good or bad deeds. The snake is more seen...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By yuanzhumin
Dear Migueldiaz, Many thanks for your kind...

Dear Migueldiaz,

Many thanks for your kind words.

For what I know, the sun is usually symbolized by a circle among the Taiwanese aborigines, mostly the Southern tribes. It can be a circle, a double...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hi Varta, Thanks for congratulating me! May be...

Hi Varta,
Thanks for congratulating me!
May be you could share some of your Taiwanese blades. You may have quite many now! :)
I have a question about the Saisiat blade in my other post. Any infos on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd June 2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By yuanzhumin
Hello all, To Kukulza, You pointed at the fact...

Hello all,

To Kukulza,
You pointed at the fact that the Saisiat have similar knives, except they are straight. In fact, despite similarities, the Saisiat are a very different ethnic group, distinct...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By yuanzhumin
Atayal blades in action- a movie trailer just released

In different previous posts, Kukulza and I attracted your attention on a movie trailer called ‘Seediq Bale’ about the last Taiwan aborigines rebellion in the 30s. It is showing some blades we are...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,580
Posted By yuanzhumin
I also found this other Atayal/Seediq/Truku...

I also found this other Atayal/Seediq/Truku knife, more basic and in a little lesser shape (crack along the sheath). Because of the red color of the sheath (for protection against the evil spirits),...
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