It is growing in our market the presence of SWORDS proceeding from other countries that are presented, offered and sold by some merchants without scruples as authentic swords made in Toledo, concealing the real country of origin to the consumer, taking advantage this way in an illicit and disloyal of the quality, reputation and universal prestige that have the swords that traditionally are made in TOLEDO-Spain.
This intolerable and disloyal practice provokes in the consumers a great confusion before realizing their purchase and later a great disillusion, anger, impotence and frustration in their expectations for those who verify with surprise that this sword from Toledo!!, it is not made in Toledo, lacking therefore the quality and guarantee that they were expecting from it, not coinciding certainly it value with the price paid for it.
This fraudulent exercise practised by some merchants acting with a total absence of professional ethics, it provokes in the specializing swords manufactures sector the following negative effects:
For all this we have the obligation and need to push the unfair competence back publicly that THE TOLEDO SWORD MANUFACTURES support, AND THE NOBLE TRADE IN GENERAL, caused for this MINORITY, also it’s intolerable THE FRAUD that suffers the trusting Universal CONSUMER who visits Spain and the negative repercussion, that these facts provoke in our sector in the whole world.
Consistently WE REQUEST the cooperation of ALL THE PERSONS TO ELIMINATE AT ONCE THIS DISLOYAL COMPETITION that so much damage is doing, it’s indispensably TO REALIZE A SUITABLE INFORMATIVE CAMPAIGN THAT HELPS THE CONSUMERS NOT TO FALL DOWN IN MISTAKES AND CONFUSIONS IN THE MOMENT TO ACQUIRE A HANDICRAF PRODUCT DEMANDING THE SELLER " THE CERTIFICATE (GUARANTEE) OF ORIGIN " IN AVOIDANCE, IN THE MEASUREMENT OF POSSIBLE, TO GIVE DECEPTIONS AND FRAUDS
Toledo is famous for its history, its art and its “steel”. 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 in 1961 in the old district of Toledo 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.
CERTIFICATE OF QUALITY AND ORIGIN
Marto certify that all its swords, engraved with the stamp “Marto-Toledo”, are designed, developed and manufactured in Toledo-Spain, by our valued and recognized artists, craftsmen and swords masters, joining traditional handicraft with modern techniques, to make an exclusive, quality, traditional, from Toledo product which its identified worldwide like Marto product.
The article 13 of the Law 26/84 guarantees a veracious, effective and sufficient information about the essential characteristics of the products or services put at the disposal of the consumer and user: Besides it enumerates later, without exhaustive character, the diverse ends on which this information has to turn:
A. - Origin, nature, composition and purpose.
B. – Authorized additives that, in it case, they have got incorporated.
C. - Quality, quantity, category or usual or commercial denomination.
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