Your end of the world/zombie apocalypse weapons

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by SWC Sifu Ben, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I work near the Royal armouries in Leeds. I'll be straight there to get some armour and one of these bad boys.


    Mail's got to be the armour of choice against zombies. Fairly quiet when worn and with no ridges, buckles or plates for them to get hold off. Can be worn with layers of clothing to withstand the weather too.
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  2. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Machette! Chop through food, trees, and people! :D
    Solid whacking stick, e.g. baseball bat, or the equivalent of those there battle maces.
    Sporks. Gotta have sporks, or how else am I going to eat anything?
  3. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Is this plus pilot acceptable?

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  4. raaeoh

    raaeoh never tell me the odds

    I have never.broke an aluminum bat. Plus.nails can get the skull.
  5. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    what I can grab in my house:
    Bokken (won't go blunt, all one piece, fairly durable)
    Small Axe (chops wood, will do for a weapon at a push)
    a few lighters.
    every martial arts belt I own (they can support my bodyweight, you never know when you need to climb)
    little hacksaw, my files (the pointy one is pointy, you know?)
    a few spoools of thread, reasonably strong when plaited.
    my car (to carry me, my stuff, and my zombie killing crew ;) ) and some containers for fuel

    My ideal tool up kit when I could get to it:
    all of the above tools plus
    a sledgehammer, because I can't think of anything I've spent more hours swinging, and I feel it's a little more versatile than a peck.
    A mini digger, because I can.
    I would probably try and get some sort of bat as well, although it sounds like they're going to be in short supply.
    A supply of shoes.
    An old style gym to live in. Gotta keep fit to kill zombies.
  6. Langenschwert

    Langenschwert Molon Labe

    For zombies, remember that your weapon had better be longer than an arm's length. Otherwise they can grab or claw you while you whack away at their skull. A short weapon like a tomahawk or similar will get you infected unless you're wearing bite-proof clothing.

    In a full-blown zombies roaming the streets scenario you want a montante. It's specifically designed to deal with multiple opponents at a very wide range. It's also ideal for escorting allies through hostile ground.

    Please see the following demonstration:
  7. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Dadao. Powerful cutter, two handed blade gives you some leverage against polearms, short enough to be easy to carry routinely.
    Butterfly knives. Easy to carry, plenty of cutting power against zombies but able to fence against other survivors. Good against multiples.
    9 section whip. Really easy to carry ,great spacemaker.
  8. TwirlinMerlin

    TwirlinMerlin Valued Member

    I would take a good quality bowie knife first. It's a very versatile survival tool. They work well not only for the piercing, slicing, hacking and cleaving but also digging, prying, chopping and you name it. It's a great durable multi-use knife that would be easy to pack around. Smaller than a machete and bigger than a large hunting knife. In addition to the bowie the next item would be a spear which I'd use for defense, hunting, walking, etc. You could make a spear with the bowie if you needed to.
    Here is an example of a decent bowie knife..
    [ame=""]Cold Steel Natchez Bowie - YouTube[/ame]
  9. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    I don't really know anything about whips, except that I don't want to get hit with one, but could you actually hit multiple opponents in one 'swing', or would a single impact kill the momentum? Not questioning your choices, just curious!
  10. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Single impact won't kill the momentum unless it's really heavy, but even then you just redirect it.
  11. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Awesome! :) One day I'm going to get round to learning some more weapons!
  12. LandonS

    LandonS Member

    A mace like the original poster said WOULD be the most practical, your mace isnt gonna break no matter how many skulls you crush and it doesnt become less effective like a sword does with use (gets dull). It doesnt really get stuck in anything either and would be useful in situations where you want to smash through something to get to some sort of supplies....the more I think about it and the alternatives id just go for the mace too actually. I really wanted to come up with something better but...cant think of anything more practical.

    Now...if I just wanted to look really cool before I died in a flurry of zombie parts I dismembered Id go with dual hook swords!!!! so epic...
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  13. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

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  14. LandonS

    LandonS Member

    duracell commercial:

    do you need the most trusted battery in your lightsaber during the zombie apocolypse?....maybe not
    maybe you can trust the zombies have had enough to eat
    (moves to clip of a fat zombie sitting around a buffet supposedly too full to maul a human passerby. Human passerby stops to take a selfie with the zombie, zombie savagely mauls human)
    or maybe you can just trust duracell!
    (cuts to a clip of pretty in pink surrounded by a scourge of zombies and tornado of zombie parts flying about)
  15. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    My trusty beaked falchion is always not far from me at home and normally travels with me in the boot of my car when working nights so I can get some sneaky training in, Heavy and hits hard..
  16. VoidKarateka

    VoidKarateka Valued Member

    Purely talking weapons?

    Standard claw hammer would probably be my go to choice before anything else; versatile, simple to wield, and can be used a lot before tiring. As for what else I can quickly grab at home:
    Shinken (unsure on how useful realistically the sword would be though. One slight cock up and you've got your sword stuck in a corpse)
    Hardwood bo
  17. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    To elaborate:

    Infinite energy (more than a lifetime anyway). Good for heating, burning, welding.

    Cuts through anything. Can't be stopped or slowed down. Will never dull. Retractable and easy to carry, easy to deploy. Infinite ammo.
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  18. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    An elegant weapon, for a more civilised age ;)
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  19. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Double ended or regular?
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  20. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Personal preference really. Doesn't the double ended have a single option?

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