King Solomon is a figure described in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the Qur’an. The Bible identifies him as the son of David. He was the third king of the United Monarchy, and the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split.
The Bible accredits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power. Solomon is the subject of many other later references and legends. One account, that of Solomon suggesting to divide a baby in two to determine its real mother, is from the Old Testament of the Bible in the book of Kings (chapter 3 verse 16-28). In this often-quoted passage, two prostitutes came before Solomon to resolve a quarrel about which of them was the true mother of a baby. (The other’s baby died in the night and each claims the surviving child as hers.) When Solomon suggests dividing the living child in two with his sword, the true mother is revealed to him because she is willing to give up her child to the lying woman rather than have the child killed. Solomon then declares the woman who shows the compassion is the true mother.
This is a replica of King Solomon’s sword.
This sword features a blade that is polished 440 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. 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 in gold color. The handle is ornate steel scroll work with black imitation leather. The pommel of the sword is solid steel with a large Star of David in gold finish.