March 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm #5214
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 28:1March 29, 2014 at 11:37 pm #5216
Can you say MACHETE?March 30, 2014 at 12:18 am #5233
Gypsy Wanderer HuskySurvivalist
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. PattonMarch 30, 2014 at 1:26 am #5257
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 .March 30, 2014 at 2:07 am #5267
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.March 30, 2014 at 2:27 am #5274
Lot of Medival weapons started out as farm implements ….and we all have an idea of how brutal Medieval warfare was .March 30, 2014 at 2:36 am #5278
Tomahawk, compound crossbow, tanerite with bb’s and punji stick welcome mats!
RobinMarch 30, 2014 at 3:39 am #5308
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 28:1March 31, 2014 at 7:06 pm #5898
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.March 31, 2014 at 7:13 pm #5901
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.
ScottMarch 31, 2014 at 9:10 pm #5934
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’rMarch 31, 2014 at 9:16 pm #5939
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 .March 31, 2014 at 10:30 pm #5961
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’rMarch 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm #5965
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.
“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’rApril 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm #6382
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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