This sword was commissioned as a replica of the Islamic leader, Ali’s sword. The legend is that the sword split while Ali was fighting and instead of throwing it away or having the blade replaced, he continued to use it as it was. The Damascus steel blade was forged by Peter Swarz-Burt from 1095, L6, and mild steel with a core of 1050. The fittings are brass and silver with the punchwork by Michael Coffey. The engraving on the blade (also done by Peter) reads “Forgive him who wronged you; join him who cut you off; do good to him who does evil to you; speak the truth even if it goes against you”.