Atayal hunting knife that could also belong to the Truku ethnic group. The red color is used to protect the bearer against evil spirit. On the extreme tip of the scabbard, there are holes from where an ornament was placed to hang before, probably human hair from head taken in a fight. This knife is still wearing the labeled from the old Japanese collection it transited through. Fortune of war : this Formosan warrior knife was first brought to Japan – probably by a soldier or a policeman from this country – during colonial time, then taken later to the USA by a member of the American troops stationed in the archipel.