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CAS Hanwei Banshee Cutting Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Wrap Handle - SH2126


MSRP* : $275.00 | You Save* : $63.05 (23%)
Part #: CISH2126 | CAS Hanwei
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CISH2126: Banshee Sword, Leather Wrap Handle
CAS Hanwei
Bred in the jungles of Asia, CAS Hanwei's Banshee sword has its origins in the Thai “Krabi” and its close cousin, the Burmese “Dah.” Extremely strong and very quick, the Banshee is a cutting sword first and last, with a slightly weight-forward balance for slashing through jungle growth with ease. The high-carbon blade is heat treated for optimum shock absorption and edge retention, and the spiral-wrapped black leather grip provides excellent handling qualities. The sword comes equipped with a high-retention locking mechanism for safety. The wooden scabbard is finished in matte black, with side rings designed to allow a number of carrying options.
  • High-carbon steel blade
  • Leather handle wrap
  • Excellent balance
  • Overall: 32.5"
  • Blade Length: 21"
  • Blade Steel: 1566
  • Handle Length: 11.5"
  • Point of Balance: 4"
  • Width at Guard: 1.2"
  • Width at Tip: 1.4"
  • Thickness at Guard: 0.28"
  • Thickness at Tip: 0.21"
  • Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.
  • Made in China
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

UPC Code: 61564200323

CAS Hanwei Banshee Cutting Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Wrap Handle4.143 (14 reviews)
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CAS Hanwei Banshee Cutting Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Wrap Handle
4 out of 5
East Coast
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Room for Improvement
I have had this sword for over 10 years now. Most of the reviews about handle and scabbard issues are accurate. Instead of re-painting or rebuilding the scabbard, I just wrapped it in Black Nylon Cord (550 cord) and to improve the handle, I did the same with emphasis to even out the taper. The other issue I had is the bottom 4 inches of the blade has a false/dull edge and that had to be fixed (sharpened) since a false edge on a jungle blade is worthless. Once all the improvements were made and a new harness was made for over the shoulder carry, it became a formidable platform.
CAS Hanwei Banshee Cutting Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Wrap Handle
2 out of 5
Pros: None
Cons: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Diy blade
No sharpness, warped blade. Poor heat treatment. If u like to pay good money for a crappy product, go for it. Butt I think ur better off with a condor machete instead. First and last cas hanwei product for me.
CAS Hanwei Banshee Cutting Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Wrap Handle
4 out of 5
Clearwater, Florida
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Material, Usable
Cons: Handle Material, None
Good blade, handle sucks.
The blade holds an edge and cuts well. The sword is modeled loosely after a Thai Dha but the handle is not like a traditional Dha. It should be round, longer in relation to the blade and not tapered for sure. I like the blade and scabbard so I will be making a new handle for it. The current one affords little grip and slips from your hand due to it's length and taper if used in traditional Thai sword forms. Nice blade, just a poor handle that gets too thin and should be a bit longer. Different grip on the handle like a rattan cord would have been nice too. The top of the handle with the lock should be round too... but not much I can do regarding that. The little retention system is kind of neat though.
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