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Swords in the News: Mother of all Swords to be auctioned

We can’t say for sure if the Swords of Qādisīyah are or aren’t in place any more. But one of the late Saddam Hussein’s other swords, sans arms, is looking for a new owner.

Described as an “ornate presentation sword,” it will go on the block this weekend at Amoskeag Auction Company Inc. in Manchester, NH.  

The sword is 43 inches in overall length, with a 37-inch straight, single-edged blade. It was “liberated” from Hussein’s Baghdad office in the military command complex in 2003. Continue reading