Originally Posted by ariel
Very interesting and valid argument.
I wrongly added one extra "0" in my original posting but I corrected it now. I meant to say that he lived at least one hundred years later (not 1000) as the most consevative oppinions date the use of smelted iron around 1400 BC.
Anyhow, during his time, Iron blades were certainly available, albeit very scarce but he was the pharaon of Egypt.
And only about 100 years after his death (around 1200 BC), Iron Age officially begun... at least in parts of Asia.