Occasionally, people searching the Internet looking for stuff about swords end up here. Most, no doubt, are disappointed. Now, however, thanks to Ben Young, I can tell you where to find swords.
Take a look at this post on Ben's blog and click through to the video to see an extended interview with one of Saudi Arabia's official executioners. Ben got it exactly right when he called it "morbidly fascinating."
[UPDATE: Kevin Jon Heller at Opinio Juris notes that Morocco is about to become the first Arab country to abolish the death penalty.]