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Old 12th October 2020, 06:08 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Sajen
Yes, here a Paiwan and a Rukai sword from Taiwan with open-faced scabbards.
I love the snake head profile on the top scabbard. As has been stated previously on this forum the snake could represent Deinagkistrodon Acutus, which has a common name of 100 Pace Viper. This snake has a very distinctive head profile with the narrowed nose which could be the inspiration for the Paiwan design . As an aside, Taiwan has exceptional snake diversity, we found 15 species and nearly 50 individuals in just a few days. Below is a picture of the 100 Pace Viper that we took.
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Last edited by JeffS; 12th October 2020 at 06:25 PM. Reason: Found that I was duplicating information from previous posts.
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