The swords of Toledo
Toledo is a little town famous for many things, its history for once, but also its local traditional crafts, its Cathedral, its mosques and synagogues and of course its wonderful atmosphere and the friendliness of its people. However, it is maybe a particular part of the traditional crafts that attracts many curious and visitors to this town. Toledo is famous across Spain for the quality of its swords, el acero de Toledo, Toledo's steel. It was very appreciated in the Middle Ages, when possessing a good sword was a very important status symbol for knights and gentlemen.