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Did Laban have a sword of steel? This weapon/material was unlikely to exist in Jerusalem in 600 B.C. as the technology was just developing at the time.

“And I beheld his sword, and I drew it forth from the sheath thereof; and the hilt thereof was of pure gold, and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine, and I saw that the blade thereof was of the most precious steel.

~1 Nephi 4:9~