Through this brand, our company manufactures and distributes exclusively replicas of swords, knives and other items of the most famous heroes in cinema. Entering in our web our visitors can remember the great films of legend and action through display swords, jewelry and other accessories.
Currently the exhibition hall of D&D Toledo (Marto Group) is a journey through the history, you can see the swords of “EL CID”, “Merlin the Magician”, “Carlos V” or “Catholic Kings Ferdinand and Isabella”, along with a wide collection of Katanas or oriental swords in their different versions, combining the tradition with the modernity. Similarly, it is an investigation labour, which is achieved only by traveling around the world and knowing the traditions of each civilization, giving reality to swords, helmets and other historical objects.
With a history since 1986, with the manufacture of certain models for the film Highlander, Marto began to develop a collaboration with the film industry, until1993, when the heads of the company decided to jump right into the marketing sector. They set their sights on Hollywood in order to extend the range of swords and exploit this merchandising.
It were manufactured replicas of the “Conan” sword that hit the market and gained worldwide unprecedented success. To these first replicas were subsequently incorporated new products of the film ” Conan”, swords, axes , shields, daggers, helmets, jewelry, etc… Currently, DyD Toledo has the exclusive this Barbarian products created by Robert E. Howard, taking the distribution and production of replicas of the weapons of Conan
At the same time, it were manufactured the Xena “Warrior Princess” sword, a tv serie featured by Lucy Lawless, and broadcast between September 15, 1995 and June 18, 2001, mixing mithology with history among the ancient Greece. Also, “Hercules Grecia, “Hércules: The Legendary Journeys”, a tv show filmed in New Zeeland, and based on the greek mithology. It was featured by Kevin Sorbo, broadcasted between January 16, 1996 and November 20, 1999.
The licenses granted were slowly opening up the world of the Sword of Toledo to the wide screen through Hollywood. A license “Conan”, was followed by others with no less success: Highlander, Xena, Hercules, etc … , up to the present, where not only sell licensed products manufactured by ourselves, but we have also built as a major exclusive distribution licenses of action movies worldwide, the Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, 300, Rambo, Eragon, Graldiator, Hellboy, and a long list.
On January 4, 2005, to mark the premiere of the film ” Alexander” in Madrid, Marto delivered to Oliver Stone (director of the film) , Colin Farrell and Val Kilmner a sword like the ones used in the filming of the movie, engraved with their names and the date. For the film were manufactured two types of swords, the combat, which is a logical design Greek but worldwide is known as Iberian falcata, and the parade, which is used by the warrior to boast of victory.
On January 4, 2005, to mark the premiere of the film ” Alexander” in Madrid, Marto delivered to Oliver Stone (director of the film) , Colin Farrell and Val Kilmner a sword like the ones used in the filming of the movie, engraved with their names and the date. For the film were manufactured two types of swords, the combat, which is a logical design Greek but worldwide is known as Iberian falcata, and the parade, which is used by the warrior to boast of victory. Gradually, fame envolved this company, thanks to the publicity that our swords were blockbusters. Thus, the national newspapers, adn also the gained fame in the Hollywood movies gave rise to name Hollywood Armory.
“Many of the heroes of the wide screen and television brandished steel from this company in Toledo to face their main enemy, becoming the most requested armory enthusiasts for fantasy action movie” ( newspaper “La Tribuna de Toledo ” section “Live ” in its publication of November 16, 2003 ).
“What do they have in common The Cid, King Arthur, or Alexander the Great? All, on the wide screen, fight with swords forged in Toledo” were described by Gonzalo Aguilar Fernández Prado, on December 30, 2004 in “antenna 3” News.