Descripción del proyecto
Various backgrounds tell us about the excellence of the swords made in Toledo since ancient times. Those backgrounds date back to the Roman times, but it was during the Muslim time and in the Christian Reconquest when Toledo and its guilds of swords makers played a major role.
After the Reconquest, Toledo became the world center of the sword making sector thanks to the innovation which led to the creation of the “espada con alma de hierro” (a sword with iron inside in): the best of the swords from the 15th to the 17th century. During all this time, the production was in the hands of a large network of swords makers and craftsmen who provided the armies and individuals with weapons.
In the eighteenth century, a new stage began for the Toledan sword, because from then on most swords were forged and tempered in the most important Spanish sword making center: the Royal Sword Factory, that was the first name of the famous Toledo National Factory of Weapons, created by Carlos III, the illustrated king.
Detalles del proyecto
- Fecha: May 2008 / July 2008
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