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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2020 5:59 a.m. PST

What is the best sword for the zombie apocalypse?

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Stryderg18 Feb 2020 7:49 a.m. PST

Respectfully disagree.

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Stryderg18 Feb 2020 7:52 a.m. PST

Or, if you prefer your sword fighting to be at range:

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dapeters18 Feb 2020 8:38 a.m. PST

The first one looked kind of like an eastern native american weapon. I was think it was all fun and games until the bans snap, then I saw his wound, am guessing guess that it could have been much worse.

Robert le Diable18 Feb 2020 9:40 a.m. PST

Just making a few Budget Maces to distribute them in various places about the home. Astonished to find there's such a quantity of similar video-clips out there. Mind you, the information and images re. Swords was pretty good, and the bearded laddie spoke with all the straight-faced conviction of a politician responding to a pointed question.

JMcCarroll Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2020 10:09 a.m. PST

A friend and I had this discussion once. Strangely we came to the conclusion a Bolo machete was superior to almost all swords. They have a sharp point, cutting edge, weight, and are stronger then almost all swords. As machetes goes they are lighter then most which helps when your swinging it for the hundredth time. Yes available at Wal-Mart.


and yes I may need professional help.

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2020 3:51 p.m. PST

I live in the You nited staytes of Uh murica. In this country we gots us a gun culture. I mean to do all my's zombie dispatchin' courtesy of fulminate of merc'ry.

If youse fitin zombies with a blade youse either ain't been foraging hard enuff or you just trying to show off.

Lemme know how that works out once that there handle gets slippery.

SHaT198418 Feb 2020 4:21 p.m. PST

Just spam, nothing more.

von Schwartz18 Feb 2020 5:44 p.m. PST

Mmmmmm, SPAM!!!!

Damion18 Feb 2020 7:02 p.m. PST

One of the things a pommel is for is to stop the sword slipping out of your hand when fighting. Now things like machetes don't have pommels but I assume these days there are grips and gloves which provide enough friction to keep the blade in your hand.

Anton Ryzbak19 Feb 2020 12:28 a.m. PST

A baseball bat would likely be best; it won't get stuck into a target, is unlikely to break, doesn't need sharpening, is lighter, you are unlikely to cut yourself with it, gore won't cause it to rust, is quieter if it is dropped, in a pinch you can burn it to stay warm.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2020 3:34 a.m. PST

Never understood why they do not just employ some agricultural machinery, rotating blades and steel balls horizontally at about head height and slowly drive into the hordes of zombies. I see local farmers drive by every day with just the right fittings.

OK, the occasional kid or an achondroplastic might get through, but Rick and rest could have ended that series ages ago. (They should have done the moment that idiot with Lucille was written into it)

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2020 7:16 a.m. PST

The whole concept of zombie apocalypse is idiotic to start with. The most realistic zombie movie is Shaun of the dead, were the zombies causes about 1 night off chaos. And even that is probably overdoing it.

But if you ignore that and just accept the premise it's a fun thing.

zircher19 Feb 2020 9:30 a.m. PST

I'll second the machete, easily the most available and does not require the training that other weapons would. Most of the machetes that I see on sale these days have excellent grips. I keep several in my garage for unruly brush or zombies. :-)

dapeters19 Feb 2020 10:05 a.m. PST

You don't want zombie fluids on you so you would want a spear, and then a club for when they get to close.

MikeTJ19 Feb 2020 2:10 p.m. PST

I agree with Deadhead: agricultural machinery is the answer. One tractor with a rotary mower (a.k.a. Bush Hog) would take out a hoard of zombies.

Oberlindes Sol LIC19 Feb 2020 9:23 p.m. PST

Actually the video started with a commercial for UV-fixed glue, which looks like a great solution for repairing and assembling all sorts of models.

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

In the spirit of the OP, and the silliness of a zombie apocalypse, this should entertain:

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Cerdic20 Feb 2020 12:31 p.m. PST

Having studied the movement rates of yer zombie, I have come up with a foolproof survival plan in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

I shall walk at a moderate pace in the opposite direction…

JMcCarroll Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2020 4:16 p.m. PST

You don't have to be the fastest. just not the slowest!

von Schwartz20 Feb 2020 5:59 p.m. PST

Remember, whenever you find yourself in a fair fight, your strategy SUCKS!

von Schwartz20 Feb 2020 6:05 p.m. PST

Never understood why they do not just employ some agricultural machinery, rotating blades and steel balls horizontally at about head height and slowly drive into the hordes of zombies. I see local farmers drive by every day with just the right fittings.

Did you not ever see Bruce Campbell's (Ash) Oldmobile Delta 88 in the cult classic "Army of Darkness"?
Now there's a neat scratch build project for anyone with the talent and time.

Kirk Alderfer20 Feb 2020 9:08 p.m. PST


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