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Medieval Israel King Solomon Crusader Knight Sword
Medieval 10th Century King Solomon Sword Red

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The son of Beth-Sheba and David (of sling-shot/rock/Goliath fame), Solomon was King of the Hebrews in the 10th century B.C., and his reign lasted the relatively long span of about forty years.

He therefore had time to do much for the betterment of his kingdom. He built numerous cities, the first grand temple in Jerusalem, and even foundries and furnaces for copper smelting in the Negev Desert. Under Solomons' leadership, Israel reached the height of its glory and territorial dimensions in the ancient days, and for the most part this was accomplished peacefully.

He was able to establish friendships even alliances with some of the past (and future) antagonists of Israel, namely Egypt and Phoenicia.

The Bible speaks well of King Solomon, of how he managed to preserve his profound sense of fairness and justice in spite of the vast power he possessed. And Solomon' great wisdom has become proverbial.

One tale tells of two women who both claimed to be the mother of the same child. To figure out which one was being truthful, Solomon handed his sword to a soldier and commanded him to split the baby into two halves and to give one piece to each woman. The real mother begged the king to spare her son and to grant him to the other woman.

Whether Solomon really intended to chop the kid up is doubtful but beyond our ability to ascertain, but by their reactions the wise monarch discovered which womans' story was true, and thus the problem was solved without resorting to infant bisection.

Alas, like so many other wonders of the ancient world, the glory depicted in the bible of Solomons' kingdom has vanished and is impossible to confirm by modern archaeological methods.
  • Blade: The blade of the sword is polished stainless steel with a dulled edge and sharp point. A long ricasso runs up from the base of the blade, painted on the ricasso is complex scroll work of leaves and vines.
  • Guard: A long languet runs down the ricasso with a detailed pattern. The ends of the quillons are Persian Sphinxes wearing a kippah on their heads. In the middle of the cross guard is the Star of David underneath a Menorah. The guard and pommel are golden.
  • Handle: The handle is ringed with golden metal framing a black leather grip. The pommel of the sword is solid steel with a large Star of David.

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