The fabled sword of Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, this 10th Century weapon was very uncharacteristic for a "traditional" Muslim blade. No doubt, Saladin would have had MANY weapons at his disposal, this may have been the weapon he carried during his Siege and capture of the City of Jerusalem in 1187. Of the Straight Sword variety, it was probably 35 to 40 inches long and had a flatter blade design. It had an unusual opened blood groove extending from it's tip and extending bladeward, some 4 inches on either side of the blade. The cross hilt and handle (similar to The Mameluke Sword), was said to have been gold with precious stones. The actual whereabouts of his sword are unknown (although many private collections claim to have it).