MARTO - When, in 1961, MARTO was founded in the old district of TOLEDO, it was to regainthe testimony and the techniques of the sword master-craftsman that for centuries brought the name of the city of Toledo to every corner of the world. Traditional artistry, moder technique, a team of men qualified and excited with the rebirth and the legendary powers of the waters of the Tajo river where the blades were tempered, created the first swords of anhigh quality. Now, some years later, the worl recognizes these pieces as MARTO PRODUCTS.
Toledo is famous for its history, its art and its “STEEL”. It is difficult to know the exact date when sword and knives began being made in the historic “City of Councils”, but it is beyond all doubt that this industry is as old as the town itself.
The fame of the Toledo steel was enrooted in the mastery with which some artificers handled tempering, without any technical knowledge, or instrument capable of measuring, by far, the high temperatures for such magical treatment and transformation. This ability and mastery, “THE SECRET OF THE TEMPER”, have been fervently protected by all the swords masters of Toledo, being transmitted only generation to generation till today, proving that “Toledo Steel” is unique in the world.
MARTO was founded to regain the testimony and the techniques of this sword master-craftsman tradition, being very proud to maintain today this “SECRET OF THE TEMPER”, that is the essential thing of the SWORDS MADE IN TOLEDO, giving prestige and continuity to the famous TOLEDO STEEL