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  • #5214
    Malgus
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    Okay, everyone has their own pet rifle/carbine for the Zombie Apocalypse and their justifications for why they own it…

    But, what about OTHER weapons? The kind that don’t go “bang”?

    I tell you all the truth, in that every deployment I have ever been on, I have carried a tomahawk with me. The tomahawk is the only weapon that has been carried in every war by American soldiers going clean back to the Revolutionary War and even prior to that… their usefulness way outweighs any weight penalty.

    Simple, blacksmith made, light, hickory handle bound with parachute cord. I have one with a hammer poll on the back for hammering things, breaking things, driving nails, etc. Another one has a wicked spike that can penetrate a Kevlar helmet like a can opener.

    Anyone else care to share?

    The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1

    #5216
    TheRumpledOne
    TheRumpledOne
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    Can you say MACHETE?

    #5233
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    For use we have Long bows and arrows, Crossbows and bolts but Staying away from compound bows due to the wheels they may make using them easier but when broken take more time to fix.Lets see other things that dont bang.
    Machete’s and swords for close contact. Along with the old fashioned bat and staff and spear. Then you have the hunting traps such as a conibear trap

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #5257
    Tolik
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    Cold steel ” spetsnaz ” shovel , fast and nasty . I agree with the tomahawk , just light enough to be fast , and just heavy enough to do serious damage .

    #5267
    Mr. Red
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    I love my tomahawk. And of course you can’t talk about non-firearm weapons without talking about the Ka-Bar fighting knife.

    Weaponry is always a fun topic, and even the most basic thing can be very deadly. Sharpened sticks that are fire hardened are about as basic as they come, yet can be effective. Hell, even a fork or knife taped onto the end of a broom is better than nothing, especially since you have that stand off distance.

    Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.

    #5274
    Tolik
    Tolik
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    Lot of Medival weapons started out as farm implements ….and we all have an idea of how brutal Medieval warfare was .

    #5278
    Robin
    Robin
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    Tomahawk, compound crossbow, tanerite with bb’s and punji stick welcome mats!

    Robin

    #5308
    Malgus
    Malgus
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    One of my favorite weapon types is the Swiss Katzbalger (literally, cat-fight).

    Think about the last time you saw two cats throw down… the fight is fast and dirty. The Katzbalger is perfect for close in, fast and dirty fighting. Short, sturdy, wide blade, usually a double fuller (but sometimes there are 3 fullers) and sharp as a razor. The pommel is wide and flared, meaning it’s hard to have the blade slip from your hand. Usually a double ring or “S” guard. An absolutely vicious weapon every bit as bad-assed as the Swiss Landsknecht and Mercenaries who used them…

    I just might get myself one.

    The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1

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    #5898
    Selco
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    Military shovel (Yugo), AK bayonet, and small axe.
    Great things, as weapons, and also great as a tools for everyday “life” when when scavenging and collecting useful stuff when SHTF.

    #5901
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    temposhot
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    I’ve long been partial to the kukri. I can’t throw any but the Kabar Kukri, but I still really like them.

    I do like both the spetsnaz shovel and the tomahawk though.

    That is one nice blade, Malgus.

    Scott

    #5934
    Shupak
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    A pretty nice all-around back-up, in my opinion, would be the Cold Steel Gladius Machete

    It’s stabby and slashy, relatively compact, and rugged.

    I’m not saying that someone should throw their $500-plus swords in the garbage before they run and pick this up–if you have something better, more power to you.

    But this is something that’s generally pretty universally affordable, will hold up to hard use and doesn’t require years of training to wield with relative competency.

    “You know how the first generation are warriors, and then the second generation become farmers, and then the third generation become inventors and creators, and then by the fifth generation they’r

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    #5939
    Tolik
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    How about , a WW1 ” replica ” trench knife …basically a 12 inch blade attached to brass knuckles . I say replica , because in some states , having some items is illegal , but if it says replica ….its then legal .

    #5961
    Shupak
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    I’m not personally a huge fan of having my fingers locked into a set of metal rings (a la brass knuckles, etcetera), but I could see how that might appeal to some.

    You can find one for relatively cheap at sites like BudK or Trueswords, etcetera, or you could go high-end and find some carbon steel “trench knife inspired” custom jobs out there, too.

    It all depends on personal preference.

    “You know how the first generation are warriors, and then the second generation become farmers, and then the third generation become inventors and creators, and then by the fifth generation they’r

    #5965
    Shupak
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    If I were going to suggest a knife for fighting/defense, I’d say something with a stiletto shape might be worth looking at.

    This Fury Tactical 9-Inch Boot Knife can be had on Amazon for 11 bucks with free shipping. I’d take that over a trench knife, personally. Quicker on the draw, deeper penetration, more versatility.

    Again, though, that’s just personal preference.

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    #6382
    Selco
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    This Glock knife is on Amazon something around 25$. It is not for some wide use, but when you hold it in your hand you can “feel” its power.
    I mean it is good fighting knife.
    I own it for some time and it is cool knife for that price.

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