I know I know , most can't even conceive it happening never mind consider it a possibility in the coming years to fruition . " The military qill quash it / the police will quash it " but the fact is those on the blue side of things are considering abolishing / defunding police blah blah blah . And lets not forget whats been happening in the cities across america this year. This thread is however not about that . I dont want to talk politics this isnt the forum for that . Instead a scenario proposed then tools one may need. The year is 2021 . XXXXXX has won the presidency . There is unrest . After one side confronts the other there are now open clashes in the streets . Many police have fled to protect their families . Military has been deployed in population centers but in suburban / rural areas there isnt quite the stability due to less troops. Folks have burned through much of their ammo . And now primitive weapons are being used . What would be a real world edged tool to defend yourself while you forage for food / move through the landscape ? I was considering a katana but many serious blades and especially Nihonto are ALOT of money . I have about a grand or so to throw at this unlikely scenario . It will need to be a weapon that is tough . Not something that is tough but may need to be reprofiled. There are the thatsuki nihanto kumori , Hanwei Tori XL , Zombie tools apokatana . Or would a wakazashi or perhaps a machete be more appropriate ? Perhaps even a swamp rat waki or rodent rucki . Other tool that may be more appropriate for real world primative CQB ? What say you ?? I can hear the *sighhhhh* even before I hit "create thread" however we do seem to be in a very fragile state in 2020 and who is to say what is to come. So I would respectfully request refraining of " this againnnnnnn" type posts and focus more on the scenario proposed . Thanks .