24" CHILD'S(?) SWORD w/ENGRAVED BLADE REAL?

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found this at a local thrift store today - it was 1/2 price from it's normal $29.99 so I bought it.
    Is it real? Or decorative? (unusual size for decorative unless they planned on marketing it to Shaq as a letter opener!)
    Is this a child's sword (it measures 24")?
    Where is it from/what does the round symbol on the hilt mean?
    Any info on it - or the engraving on the blade?
    Thanks all!

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  2. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    LOL! Shaq's letter opener! :p:p:joyful::D
     
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is a souvenir model sword from Toledo, Spain.
    Alternatively a device for opening a microwave.

    Edit: sniped by Debora.
    Except I don't see any Damascene work.
     
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Faux damascene.

    Debora
     
  6. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    That's some big chunk of Toledoware! No idea what they sell for.
     
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  8. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    When I was about ten or twelve, we made wooden swords for 'swordfighting', I wish I'd had that then, although I expect it would have been confiscated as the bodies piled up.
     
  9. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    :D:D:D @ AF!
     
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    swords come in all shapes and all sizes.....

    dad had a letter opener like that.....tsin a box somewhere...
     
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I have a Toledo damascene sword letter opener, with a gold griffin. A bit of kitsch, but I love it.:)
     
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  12. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I once saw a standing ashtray built around a similar sword and didn't buy it. Talk about regret!
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Must have been a big ashtray.:confused:
     
  14. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I have a 2 inch long sword with Toledo hang tag. I bought it in Spain about 1960. One of my smallest souvenirs. I bought it for my nephew but never gave it to him. It keeps showing up in various boxes of trinkets.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
    greg
     
  15. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I like these things, and I think they are fun, but not to be taken too seriously (not that you couldn't do some serious damage - it's enough of a sword for that).

    Cocktail toothpicks
    Martini Metal Sword Set Toledo-a.jpg

    More Cocktail toothpicks
    CocktailSwordToothpicksToledoMartiniDoz-b.jpg

    And this one by itself at 4 3/4"
    z.jpg

    Of course, Toledo was known for its blades in the past. (I'll bet there are fine sword makers there today.) Years and years ago, I read Mavor's Voyages: 18th C accounts of British voyages of discovery and embassies around the world. In an account of a visit to Japan (it may be part of the account of Lord McCartney's embassy to China) he commented on Japanese Samurai swords to the effect that they were as good as the finest Toledos, even if (according to him) the Japanese did wear them in a ridiculous fashion.
     
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