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Catum

(Al) [the strong ]. A bow which fell into the hands of Mahomet when the property of the Jews of Medina was confiscated. In the first battle the prophet drew it with such force that it snapped in two.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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