Sahar was a giant jinnee. Solomon, wishing to find out how to cut metal noiselessly, had the water in a well replaced with wine and so made Sahar drunk. He then persuaded the jinnee to tell him the secret and was referred to the raven. The king hid two of the bird's eggs under a crystal bowl and the raven then arrived with a stone called a samur in its beak and used it to crack the bowl. Solomon then dispatched his jinn to find the source of this mystery stone and they returned with enough for all his workmen who could thereafter work without disturbing others.