BudK sent an email today showing off the “Top 10 Most Effective Zombie Weapons.” The selections of course being limited to offerings on their site. While the list is noticeably short on projectile weapons, it does include a good assortment of cheap hand-to-brain implements.
Saving the argument for guns, how does their list stack up to your Z-Day weapon cache?
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Coming in at number 10 is the Tactical Trailblazer Crossbow.
“This Avalanche® recurve crossbow unit offers optimum performance at bottom-line pricing. A strong aluminum frame is wrapped with an impact-resistant synthetic stock. The fiberglass bow offers an 11″ power stroke with a 150-lb. draw weight delivering arrow speeds of up to 210 FPS with a 14″ aluminum arrow. Includes adjustable sights for precision aiming and a mounting rail for adding a scope or red-dot sight.”
Number 9 is the M48 Kommando Talon Survival Spear, because you probably don’t have a spear in your B.O.B. already.
“This M48® Survival Spear from United® Cutlery measures in at a whopping 44 1/8” from end to end, featuring a razor-sharp 8” blade that is nearly half an inch thick! With a stainless steel blade this powerful, this spear was built for durability and strong use. Practical applications abound with this massive spear, including uses such as breaching, prying, and impaling practically anything. The handle is meticulously crafted of 30% fiberglass in the design of a cane, and is nearly indestructible.”
8 (because someone likes “The Walking Dead”) is the Honshu Tactical Wakizashi.
“This full-tang tactical wakizashi is built to perform! The mirror-polished, high-carbon steel blade is full-tang and features a deep blood groove as well as the Honshu™ etch. The handle features non-slip, checkered PolyABS scales, brass dowel rod bolts and a paracord lanyard that can be untied for use as a lashing cord. The solid brass hand guard is drilled with lashing holes. The sword fits perfectly into the solid wood and polycarbonate scabbard, with matching paracord wrap, and a solid brass cord fitting.”
Perhaps slightly more practical than the previous two selections is number 7 – Black Widow Nordic Fire Axe
“This Black Widow Tools Nordic Fire Axe is a rugged axe that can be used for multiple jobs. Featuring a high-grade tool steel head that is firmly epoxied to the fiberglass handle, this hatchet is a solid tool that can deliver devastating blows. The virtually unbreakable fiberglass handle is rubberized for a no-slip grip. This Nordic Fire axe makes short work of cutting and demolition projects.”
6 even made the list of Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Tomahawks – M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk
“This M48 Apocalypse tactical tomahawk is the ultimate tactical weapon. It is lightweight to be carried all day without added muscle fatigue and the blade of this offers a wide, upswept axe blade for mammoth chopping, slashing and zombie cutting potential. The secondary edge on the back side of the 2Cr13 stainless steel head is specially sharpened on both edges for a cutting and hooking attack. When combined, the spike and axe head make for an efficient personal defense and breaching tool against the zombie horde. The blade is securely attached to the paracord-wrapped, 30% nylon reinforced handle with three separate bolts.”
5 is a relative newcomer to the traditional zombie melee lineup – M48 Apocalypse Hammer
“Face the chaos of the zombie apocalypse head on with this monster tactical survival hammer exclusively from M48 Apocalypse. The cast 2Cr13 stainless steel, black oxide-coated head can pummel almost anything with ease–zombies or otherwise! The cane handle features a defensive war hammer head and a curved back spike, which offers great applications as an effective breaching tool and defensive hammer, in addition to being a fully functional walking cane. The 30% fiberglass handle is nearly indestructible, and the axe head is attached to it with metal bolts. Includes a rubber toe on the end of the cane. The zombies won’t know what hit them when you employ this M48 Apocalypse Hammer!”
4: Bowie Knife
4 is just a big knife that apparently hunts skulls, which would probably be helpful in the Popyclypse – Skull Hunter Bowie
“This is one savage bowie! The extra-large, fixed blade is crafted of thick, heavy, stainless steel with a baked-on black coating and fantasy cut-out accents. The blade and heavy, oversized sawback serrations are razor sharp, providing you a monster of a knife. To protect your hand is a generously sized stainless guard, met by the rubberized ABS skull handle. The rubberized handle provides a slip-free grip with an ergonomic shape further enhanced by a skull patterned grip and a lanyard hole.”
3: Another Axe
I’ve always liked the simplicity of the number 2 choice – Timber Wolf Battle Axe.
“Need a small axe for big tasks? This Timber Wolf Battle Axe is constructed of a solid block of AUS-8 stainless steel and is one of the sharpest blades you will find! The balance is perfect because this axe was designed for throwing. Handy to store and carry, it measures 14″ overall with a 5″ head. The hardwood handle adds to this durable and tough tool.”
Bet you anything it’s number 2 because Milla had two of them – KA-BAR Kukri
“Surviving the toughest field-testing, the Kukri boasts excellent test results in chopping and basic field use. Equipped with an 11 1/2″ 1085 Carbon steel blade with a Kraton G handle.”
Yup, that makes sense – Black Savage Undead Machete
“The undead will surely die when you take this massive Black Savage™ Undead Machete to them! Featuring a razor-sharp, black-coated, full-tang AUS-8 stainless steel blade, this machete will slice right through any zombie or practically anything else. The textured, rubberized handle is zombie green and provides you a sure grip as you wield this beast. A lanyard provides additional convenience and functionality. Throw in a splatter of zombie blood and exclusive undead etchings, and you have one mean undead machete! Includes nylon sheath with belt loop and shoulder sling.”