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

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Part Number: CISH2126
Manufacturer: CAS Iberia
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CISH2126: SH2126 Banshee Sword
CAS Hanwei

Bred in the jungles of Asia, our 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.

Made by Hanwei.
  • High-carbon steel blade
  • Leather handle wrap
  • Excellent balance
  • Overall: 32 1/2“
  • Blade Length: 21“
  • Handle Length: 11 1/2”
  • Weight: 1lb 10oz
  • Point of Balance: 4"
  • Width at Guard: 1.2"
  • Width at Tip: 1.4"
  • Thickness at Guard: .28"
  • Thickness at Tip: 0.21"

UPC Code: 61564200323

4.333 (12 reviews)
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Clearwater, Florida
Jul 17, 2014
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.
5 out of 5
Have to keep moving
Jun 07, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: None
The Bandshee is a great zombie killer. Yesterday I loped off the heads of two undead as they tried to climb through my cabin window. The swing was light and the grip was firm. The slice was smooth as the blade ran through the rotting flesh of my postman and my neighbor. Tomorrow I'm going to town to test it further. Watch this space.
4 out of 5
Pacific Rim
Apr 24, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Usable, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great once touched up a bit
I'd like to rate this a 4.5. It would be a 5, except that it needed a little modification to really shine. I've had my Banshee for years now, and have used it in place of my regular machetes when I want to make finer cuts (as opposed to chop-smashing things with a machete). When I first got it, I found the blade wasn't as sharp as it should be, but after an hour or so improving the edge I ended up with a tough, 21" scalpel that can make perfectly smooth slices through thick bamboo, reeds, mats, and foliage with ease. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting this to take and hold such a good edge, and ever since then this tool has been one of my evil pleasures when there is cutting to be done. The overall size, weight, and shape make it easy to tote and carry over the shoulder, or with some paracord it is simple to lash it to your belt. I am particularly fond of the locking mechanism that secures the blade, making it a lot safer to lug around and yet effortless to draw in an instant. Finally, the tough scabbard makes a sturdy impact tool in its own right. I gotta say, this is a very well thought-out and put-together cutter. After ten years, I am still pleased and impressed with how well it works. If the blade had come sharper from the factory, this would definitely warrant a 5.
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