After Set betrayed Osiris, the blade resided in an Urukite ruin atop a rock pinnacle in the outskirts of Uruk. Horus and Sphinx, having been sent by Imhotep, went on a quest across the outskirts in order to find the blade. As Horus crossed a bridge to obtain the sword, he was shot down by the Castle of Uruk's Eye of Ra and was thought to have died. The blade then falls into Sphinx's possession.
Sphinx prefers to start out his attacks with a backhand swing.
- sword spin
- jump attack
- overhead slam: Sphinx sumersaults and slams the blade down in a two-handed single, powerful strike from above his head.
- This move can save Sphinx from long falls-best demonstrated via Great Wall Entrance 2.
- Many fans agree that the blade is the most important item in the game.
- Rather than being held by the grip, Sphinx holds the blade by the guard.
- The European box art shows Sphinx wielding a prototype version of the blade. The official strategy guide also does this.
- The look of the blade appears to be influenced by Medieval European fantasy designs rather than actual Egyptian weapons.
- The standard ancient Egyptian sword was actually a khopesh or sickle-sword, which had a hooked blade instead of a straight one. However, straight swords were equally common, becoming moreso later on
|Found by Sphinx||Beetle Pouch | Beetle Satchel | Blade of Osiris | Blowpipe | Capture Beetle | Crocodile Scales | Dark Stone of Invisibility | Dart | Dart Belt | Large Scarab Bag | Scarab | Scarab Bag | Shield of Osiris|
|Found by Tutankhamen||Hands of Amun | Onyx Scarab | Wings of Ibis|