To understand the riddle of steel put aside what Thulsa said and concentrate on the words of Conan's father.
"No one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts. (he points to the sword he just completed) But this... this you can trust."
Conan's Father, Conan the Barbarian
The riddle is a variation of what Machavelli wrote in The Prince: It is far better to be feared than loved.
What this means is that men, women and beasts will all betray you unless they fear you. In other words steal is terror. You can trust a man that fears you and hates you, but never a man that loves you and does not fear you.
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