My husband bought a sword at an auction. We believe it's Mexican, and it has an inscription on it. However, we don't know what it says. Help! The wording is "Al tiempo se le queda"
What do the words "Al se le queda" mean on a sword?
Ocotlan is a city in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico
I think the inscription is "Lo que al tiempo se la deja", which means "What time it has left" (I think).
Ocotlán is a city in Mexico.
Oazaca could be one of two things. Either its the Mexican city Oaxaca, or it is the last name of the swordsmith.
Thanks so much for taking time to reply. At least I have a clue now. After posting, I discovered the other side of the blade has a slightly different inscription (which I can't understand either!). It says, "To que al tiempo se la deja" in one place. In another, it says, "Ocotlan Oazaca" It's kind of hard to read some of letters, so I may have misread one or two. Any ideas on what these inscriptions say'
Not being an expert either, I would think it translates to "To time (history) it is left."
I think (not an expert) that it means:
To the time that (it) is (has) left.