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, Book of Mormon Comparative (West Valley City, UT: Dan Wees, August 2017), 13.