Our mission: to inspire customers and supply the right replica weaponry
Here are the principles of how we live and work this every day
Always come first, from point of sale to dispatch and packing, care and thought is behind the drive for all of our orders. With a highly regulated law in the UK we strive to continue to supply our customers with the best in both display swords and functional hand forged swords. When we are fully engaged, we connect with, laugh with, and uplift the lives of our customers – even if just for a few moments. Of course, it starts with the promise of a perfectly organized order, but our work goes far beyond that. It’s really supplying the right product to our customers.
Our mail order policy is simple ‘pack it how you would want to receive it’
We’re called partners, because it’s not just a job, it’s our passion. Together, we embrace diversity to create a place where our employees can be themselves. We always treat each other with respect and dignity and we hold each other to that standard. Koto Katana is a registered trading name and is run and owned by the Barrington Family Mail Order Group – with over 20 years of blade experience.
Our environment is located at Barrington House, alongside The Vampires Kitchen, Easy Fishing, Barringtons Swords & Anime Weapons – bringing together our partner Business’, customers, and the community we contribute to every day. The Temple Farm Business Estate is of the UK’s leading trading arteries and The Barrington Family Mail Order Group is dedicate to the role of representation in small business. Now we see that our responsibility – and our potential for good – is even larger. The U.K. is looking at Koto Katana and its business partners to set the new standard. We will lead.
Environmental Mission Statement
Koto Katana and its business partners are committed to a role of environmental leadership in all facets of our business.
• Understand environmental issues and share information with our partners.
• Develop innovative and flexible solutions to bring about change.
• Strive to buy, sell and use environmentally friendly products.
• Instil environmental responsibility as a corporate value.
• Measure and monitor our progress for each project.
• Encourage all partners to share in our mission.
We have a dedicated credit card terminal, your payment details are never handled through a third party payment processor, our staff have for the past 20 years charged all payments 'in house' or through sagepay as you means tested and secure payment gateway for all our customers. Our website feature the letters https (S means secure) at the start of every page whereby our customers have the option of making an online purchase, ensuring top of the range security.
We pride ourselves in the safety of your private information, your details remain within the walls of the company only, our partners will not discuss any information regarding purchases, transactions or general queries with your friends or family members strictly for your safety. The company and its partners abide and further to the 1998 Data Protection Act.
Barringtons Swords is a mail order company covering Ireland,the United Kingdom & many other E.U countries. We offer simple helpful service via telephone or our internet. All bladed items are restricted sales to persons over the age of 18 years, NON BLADED goods are availble to persons under 18 years of age.
If you wish to purchase any of our products or services please use our web site, or call our office - our sales staff are always happy to help you.
We give you the day & date of delivery, with no fuss or bother for you.
Our warehouse staff inspect every order that leaves, everything is packed carefully, shipping is £8.95 per box (UK mainlaind only) & as much as possible is carefully packed into one box so go ahead and take advantage, each order has a max weight of 20 kilo's of mixed items. Should shipping costs vary a member of staff will contact you.
With over 20 years of experience of weapon handling it's no wonder that Barringtons Swords are the first choice to supply our product range direct to the'silver screen for many production companies in the T.V. and film industry. In 2001 the British B.B.C. screened the explosively popular 'Masters of Combat' martial arts combat game show, Barringtons Swords supplied many of the props for this series as well as advising and designing a safe firing range and mechanisms for an indoor crossbow range and the combat arena. In 2002, the filming of the twentieth James Bond blockbuster 'Die Another Day' began and again Barringtons Swords were approached and supplied many props to be used in major scenes for this movie. We also made and designed a spear especially for Angelina Joli, in Tomb Rader II - and supplied many weapons too for the stunt teams. Batman Begins was filmed in 2004 on location locally to Barringtons Swords, of which we took pride in supplying many products for various scenes.
2002 - The filming of the twentieth James Bond blockbuster 'Die Another Day' began and again Barringtons Swords were approached and supplied many props to be used in major scenes for this movie. We also made and designed a spear especially for Angelina Joli, in Tomb Rader II - and supplied many weapons too for the stunt teams.
2004 - Barringtons Swords supplied a rather large amount of weapons for the
block buster movie's Troy and Kingdom of Heaven, although more than pleased
all our weapons were used as more than mere 'movie props' & 'Screen Shot
Action Weaponary'. We have it direct from the sound FX dept, that they were
so happy with our advice and products, every single added sound effect of
all weapons were used by our swords, from the woosh of steel to the clash of
the blade. Also in 2004 we also worked on Batman Begins, from supplying weapons, to location advice, which ended up some of the movie being 'shot' locally to Barringtons Swords at Tilbury Fort & Tilbury Docks.
2005 - A new blockbuster movie called 'The last Legion', starring 'The
Usual Big Names' (as we were qouted, when wei were trying to be nosy !!). King Arthur again our products hit the silver screen, whether it was for action shots or sound effects, many of our historical arms & armour were used.
2006 - The latest Highlander Movie sought our product range for the latest adventures of the McCloed Clan. Hannibal Rising visited us and requested many Japanese weapons & armour items.