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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Aug 2021 5:10 a.m. PST

Its sturdy presence has threaded through more than 2,000 years of history, fuelled by fans that were said to have ranged from the Carthaginian general Hannibal to Roman legions.

These days, however, the longstanding tradition of swordmaking in the Spanish city of Toledo has dwindled to just two artisan swordmakers the last living link to a tradition that stretches back millennia…

From the Guardian: link

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2021 5:41 a.m. PST

Thanks, Bill. Good to know that tradition is still alive.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2021 8:26 a.m. PST

Thanks for condensing the story Bill because the link was not useful re cookies surrender and subscription advertising.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2021 10:41 a.m. PST

Good to see that steps are being made to keep up the tradition – there is nowhere that makes swords like Colada and Tizona

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