Sword of Khalid ibn Walid

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Overview


Khalid ibn Walid was also known as Sayf Allāh al-Maslūl (Drawn Sword of God), a companion of Muhammad and noted for his military tactics and prowess. It was under his military leadership that Arabia, for the first time in history, was united under a single political entity, the Caliphate. His strategic achievements include the conquest of Arabia, Persian Mesopotamia and Roman Syria. He is also remembered for his decisive victories at Yamamah, Ullais and Firaz, and his tactical successes at Walaja and Yarmouk.

Khalid ibn al-Walid (Khalid son of al-Walid) was from a clan that initially opposed Muhammad. He converted to Islam and joined Muhammad after the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah and participated in various expeditions for him. Khalid ibn Al-Walid reported that the fighting was so intense that while fighting, he broke nine swords in the battle. This earned him the title ‘Saif-ullah' meaning "The Sword Of Allah". After Muhammad's death, he played a key role in commanding Medinan forces, conquering central Arabia and subduing Arab tribes. He captured the Sassanid Arab client Kingdom of Al-Hirah and defeated the Sassanid Persian forces during his conquest of Iraq (Mesopotamia). He was later sent to capture Roman Syria and the Byzantine Arab client state of the Ghassanids. Under his command, Damascus was captured as well and the key Arab victory against the Byzantine forces was achieved at the Battle of Yarmouk, which led to the conquest of the Bilad al-Sham.

Khalid is said to have fought around a hundred battles, both major battles and minor skirmishes as well as single duels, during his military career. Having remained undefeated, he is claimed by some to be one of the finest military generals in history.

We are grateful this stunning battle sword survived this noble warrior’s illustrious, influential and combative life and we are honored to replicate it at its finest. Price includes international shipping.

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