I am utterly obsessed with mid-century antique serving and housewares. Basically, if it’s old, shiny, and has to do with entertaining, I’ll probably love it.
I first discovered these Vintage Toledo Cocktail Swords on etsy during one of my antique housewares hunts. Unfortunately, the price was a little overwhelming. Most ranged around $40 and up with shipping, which for cocktail picks, is a bit out of my price range. Luckily, I kept searching, and was finally able to secure these bad boys for $20 with shipping on ebay. For 8 cocktail picks, it seems a bit pricy, but when you take into account that new metal cocktail picks start at about $10 for 6 without a stand, these are basically a steal.
The picks come from Toledo, Spain circa 1950, modeled after the same swords manufactured there since 500 B.C. Â They are made of stainless steel with brass handles and come with a brass stand. There are a few different style swords in my set and each is emblazoned with “Toledo.” They are seriously the coolest little replicas, and great conversation starters. Everyone loves a good (mini) sword fight.
If you’d like to purchase some of these for your own, check ebay.com and etsy.com. There’s usually a few auctions happening at any given time.
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Happy Hunting xo