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Mantis Katana Sword

Mantis Katana Sword

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Performance Foam Katana for LARP

•  Part of our Conqueror Series
•  Rigid, Safe and Strong
•  Accurately Weighted for Realism and Training Efficiency
•  Faux Hamon (temper line) Along Blade
•  Realistic Wrap on Grip Simulates Fabric
•  Decorated Tsuba (guard) and Pommel
•  Perfect for Easter LARP Characters
•  Models on Sale
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Model No. Availability Price Description Qty
SBCL-SWD-MANTIS This item is no longer available. $178 Performance Series Foam Katana
Accessories - Sword Hangers
SBMT-ACC-SWDFROG-TRI-BK-R Out of Stock Sale    
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28   $27
LARP Sword Frog, Black, Right Hand Draw(worn on left hip)
SBMT-ACC-SWDFROG-TRI-BK-L Out of Stock Sale    
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28   $27
LARP Sword Frog, Black, Left Hand Draw(worn on right hip)
SBMT-ACC-SWDFROG-TRI-BN-R Out of Stock Sale    
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28   $27
LARP Sword Frog, Brown, Right Hand Draw(worn on left hip)
SBMT-ACC-SWDFROG-TRI-BN-L Stock* Sale    
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28   $27
LARP Sword Frog, Brown, Left Hand Draw(worn on right hip)

* Stock items ship from Strongblade in 1-3 days. Please allow an additonal day for engraving or sharpening.
Back in the days of Fuedal Japan, a lone samurai named Yuan Man Masaka held Wasabi Pass for eight days against an army 5,000 strong. Masaka slaughtered two thousand men before the army withdrew to regroup. By that time, three thousand footmen arrived to reinforce Masaka. When they saw what he had done, they were astounded, and asked him how he had slain so many enemies. "It was simple," he said, holding up his katana. 'I bought my katana from Strongblade." He then pointed to the dead and dying soldiers on the field. "Those men? They bought their katanas from Strongblade's competitors."

Okay, so our endorsement budget isn't what it should be and we have to make up imaginary people saying imaginary things. It still doesn't change the fact that this LARP Mantis Katana is one of the coolest, most effective training and sparring Asian swords out there. Just ask Yuan Mon Masaka.

The Mantis Katana has a glorious 12-inch grip that makes it a dream to hold and swing. The blade mimics a standard katana blade (although obviously a little more chunky and safe). It has a simulated hamon line (a hamon line in steel samurai swords is the line left on the blade by the sword maker's ham sandwich when he stopped for lunch. It is said that you can tell exactly who the maker was by what type of ham . Alright. Stupid editor's always complaining. The hamon line has nothing to do with ham sandwiches. It's actually a line made during the tempering process of steel swords). In this case, the hamon line is completely ornamental (no matter how you try, you just can't temper foam) but it still looks very cool.

The wrapping around the grip looks very authentic and is comfortable to hold. The Mantis Foam Katana is well balanced and handles great. Perfect for Asian LARP characters or for martial arts training. Yuan Mon Massaka personally signs each one of these before they go out (editor's note: no he doesn't. He doesn't even exist, so knock it off). Oh well, if he did exist, there is no doubt that this is the LARP samurai sword that he would choose.


About our Conqueror Series Swords
ur Conqueror line of foam swords are the most realistic foam swords that we have ever seen. The molding process and high quality foam used on these weapons allows for an amazing amount of detail and the designs take full advantage of this. And though great looking, their durability may be even more impressive.

Two different styles of spine rods on the Conqueror series allow you to customize your game. One style is made of fiberglass and reinforced with polyester for strength and power. The other style is made from a carbon/fiberglass combination. These latter are considered the "Performance Series" and have a little more spring and a bit more durability to them,but not so much that you'll really notice when using it. Both styles are extremely durable and are fused with the blade and pommel to prevent slippage or torquing.

Our Conqueror lines are relatively realistic in weight (about 1 pound or more) and feature a more "rubbery" feel to them. . These are monstrously durable and have a legendary lifespan. They can be twisted and torqued like a wet rag and they will still return to true form instantly. Safety is top notch on these, with tip flex-enforcers and a good thickness of foam throughout.

The Conqueror series weapons made from a proprietary foam with no latex at all. The molding process allows all of the elements -- the composite rod, reinforced tip and quality polymers to merge into one solid item. The foam is insanely durable -- it resists puncturers and returns to shape no matter how much you deform it. A fiber matrix of fiberglass and nylon (or Kevlar/polymer depending on the weapon) increases the safety and creates a progressive absorption for less painful hits.

Weather resistance is another great strength on these. These weapons have been immersed in water for two weeks and then dried in the sun without any damage whatsoever. The Conqueror series can be used at almost any temperature. -22 degrees Farenheit up to 212 degrees Farenheit (for those of you playing on one of Jupiter's moons). The foam stays soft, no matter the temperature.

With all the technological features, you sometimes forget that there are works of art. Perhaps the best looking swords on the market.

Total Length: 42 in (106.7 cm)
Blade Length: 29.5 in (74.9 cm)
Crossguard: 3 in (7.6 cm)
Hilt Length: 12.5 in (31.8 cm)
Hilt Color:Gold
Weight : 1.22 lb (555 gr)

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Extreme Puncture Resistance
Puncture and Tear Resistant
Virtually Indestructible
Virtually Indestructible
Foam Always Returns to Form
Always Returns to Form
Cores are fused to the foam
Perrformance Cores Fused to Foam
THe best looking LARP Swords on the Market
Among The Best Looking Swords on the Market
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The flintlock pistol was the greatest advance in pirating since the wooden leg. The concept was fairly simple: gunpowder was stuffed into the barrel. A lead ball, usually wrapped in some sort of fabric, was stuffed in. A hammer was then pulled back half-way and left that way until the gun was ready to fire. The pistol technically was not meant to fire in this position, although sometimes they were known to go off half-cocked (and yes, that is the origin of that expression). When the gun was ready to be fired, the hammer was pulled back all the way and the trigger was squeezed. If you're feeling flinty, go check out the Strongblade selection of flintlock pistols, blunderbuss pistols and flintlock rifles.
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