This sword was first used in the Ur III Dynasty and was found extensively throughout the ancient Near East in the 2nd millennium BCE -- in Anatolia, Syria, Canaan, and Egypt. By the end of the millenium, this sword was replaced by a longer and straighter one.
Josh. 11:12: 'Joshua captured all the royal cities and their kings. He put them to the sword; he proscribed them in accordance with the charge of Moses, the servant of the Lord.'"