Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Ferrara Andrea

Ferrara, Andrea (16th century), was born at Belluno in North Italy. He, with his brother, was renowned for the forging of sword blades, which had a European reputation. Some think that the brothers were Spaniards, others that they were Italians originally from Ferrara; and they are said to have had the secret of tempering blades from Damascus.