watch out over at Mantis swords

by b&g miron
(danbury, CT 06810)

the jutte is actually 70 bucks.

the jutte is actually 70 bucks.

Went to mantis, looked over several things and it appears that what may be listed under an item may not be what appears when you proceed to purchase.......they say their importer has raised prices at the beginning of the year (although several of the things we looked at were still at the regular or previus pricing on other reliable sites) however, while they changed the pricing on the item we were considering....apparently they need to go through their site and catch up on all the other items that are marked lower than the actual price.............now, while we found 4 items in about 10 or 15 minutes (like all guys, we are fast shoppers, well....faster than my wife anyway).........and yes, we date-copied the pages in question, to PRODECT(read it with an accent) ourselves in the event they take umbrage.........we are certainly not going to go through their site and find all the errors...........my impression is there may be quite a few............so, don't be shocked if you go there....................HOWEVER, on the positive side, they are having an impressive 30% off sale...........wowy, wow, wow...............................let's just hope the price increases are co-incidental to the sale............humpf.

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Apr 19, 2015
I have bought several Japanese style swords from Mantis with absolutely no problems.
by: Anonymous

I have been doing business with Mantis Swords since 2000 ,and I have since than purchased several Japanese style swords from them and I have absolutely never had a problem with any of them.I have talk to Shawn many times over the years,he is a nice guy and his very knowledgeable about the products he sells.As a Japanese sword enthusiasts and martial artist I have owned and handled many times over years ,and personally 2 authentic antique Nihonto.The blades I have purchased from Mantis are of excellent quality for the price range.I am currently in the process of purchasing another katana from them soon.

Nov 02, 2014
Hanwei yari
by: Anonymous

I'm considering buying this from them but I had never heard of them? Alittle apprehensive about ordering from new companies online. Don't want to be just throwing my card info at anyone. I see they don't take PayPal.

Jul 18, 2011
You get what you pay for.
by: Anonymous

I will say it again, you get what you pay for.

Jun 04, 2011
They are good
by: Megan B

I have bought from them for years, if there was ever a problem it was fixed right away. My most recent purchase was the Raptor in April 2011. It arrived in perfect condition

Feb 07, 2011
I like Mantis
by: Michael

I have been buying from mantis since they called themselves BSK INC before changing the name with no problems. I've also met the owners and have been to many training seminars with them. They are for real. Call if you like 888-660-9673

Dec 26, 2010
Rusty Swords =BAD BUSINESS
by: J.Fauer Evans

I am an Aikido nidan,I purchased 1 of the Raptor series blades in March 2010,it came to me "new", w/mini rust trails all along the blade,both sides. Which of course progressed rapidly,even after following all "appropriate care guidelines"[and I live in a desert mnt.region,no moisture].It took me til November and 13 calls and multiple E-mails,before they called me back.Yet to no avail. They made a lot of promises never kept,sent me a rusty piece of steel for $300,and been completely dishonorable w/in their buisiness practices. I personally would advise no one else get swindled by these schiesters.

Oct 11, 2010
Definitly a one time problem
by: Seven

Seen dozens of swords shipped from mantis swords never had a single problem, personally own two.

May 11, 2010
Not a one time problem
by: Anonymous

I bought a katana at mantis swords,it cost abour $900 and when i received the sword in the mail parts were loose and it was put together poorly. "Watch out over at mantis swords" is good advise.

Sep 10, 2009
must be a one time problem
by: Ohio Budokan

Our school has used mantis for 10 years with no problems what so ever. They are wonderful guys

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