Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tol n.1

also tale
[abbr. proper name Toledo, from where the best swords came; thus note Ward, Writings (1704): ‘I have a long Sword; you may tak’t on my Word, / For the blade is a Toledo Trusty’]

(UK Und.) a sword.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Tol, Toledo, c. a sword.
‘John Sheppard’s Last Epistle’ in Dly Jrnl (London) 16 Nov. 1: She snaffled his Main, Poll and T—l.
[Craftsman 26 May 38: He may lug out Toledo and swagger, like Captain Bluff, while his Enemy is at a Distance].
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK] Ordinary of Newgate Accounts 8 Nov. [Internet] He told Dr. Fluellin, he had seen a Tale, (a Sword) a Scout, (a Watch) [...] and an outside Toge, (a Cloak).
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK](con. 1737–9) W.H. Ainsworth Rookwood (1857) 186: Forth to the heath is the scampsman gone [...] His tol by his side, and his pops in his pocket.