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Toledo, an ancient walled city in central Spain, has been the center of sword making for thousands of years. The city’s weaponry history dates back to the Roman Empire, when emperors took a liking to the blades crafted in Toledo due to their strength and quality. Today, there are a small number of craftsmen carrying on their family’s ancient traditions. Come along as we meet the artisans that create these magnificent blades, and the practitioners that still fight with them.
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