Your ultimate Zombie Apocalypse knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Addicted_to_Knives, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Eagle Scout

    Eagle Scout Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    Same here and I'd take my chances with that kit in the near term. Longer term, food will be gone before swords become a primary weapon IMO.
  2. South paw draw

    South paw draw Yep.....I'm a idiot. Platinum Member

    Sep 23, 2019
    Not at home and you beat me to it. Lol
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Sure as hell wouldn't be a folder. One of these:

    Probably the Difensa.
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  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    Quad blade
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  6. ScottsBad

    ScottsBad Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    Yeah, rifles first. The problem is not how many rounds to own per rifle, but how many rounds can you carry? So, obviously this is fantasy. I keep 22K rounds of my primary caliber, but I'd have to bug in to use it. Unless we all had Mad Max like vehicles to carry our machine guns and ammo, bwhahaha!

    KNIVES OP: First, a 10oz. limit is ridiculously light. If I were to leave in a hurry with only one knife it would be my BRK Crusader 3V (stock photo) or my Busse Bunker Buster.
    Probably the Crusader because of the 3V steel and convex grind.

    My current non-zombie apocalypse bug-out bag; A Silky saw, a BRK JX5 chopper, my BUSSE SFNO, and a BRK Bravo 1.5 3V LT. If the knives got too heavy I'd ditch the JX5.

    BRK Crusader 3V

    BUSSE Bunker Buster INFI
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  7. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    That's not going to cut it.
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  8. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    It would have to be a fixed blade, wouldn't it?

    The biggest,sturdiest knife I own is actually the USMC KaBar.
    Would have liked a massive Busse, but that's not going to happen.
  9. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Walking Dead zombies seem to have unrealistically (!!) spongy skulls that are easily penetrated by blades. So after gun I'm thinking hammer for backup. The knife will be for general cutting chores not defense, since slicing zombies is apparently ineffective in stopping them
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  10. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
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  11. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    The Cold Steel Bushman:
    1. it is a knife
    2. 9.8 oz. Standard blade (bowie weighs too much at 10.1 oz.)
    3. can be used as a spear head

    Obviously, something akin to the Zulu iklwa is the ideal non gun powder way to handle z's. Stab that gnarly skull without getting too close to get nibbled.
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  12. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Take your pick.

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  13. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    i keep meaning to pick up one of those 14" old hickory butcher/machetes... thanks for reminding me henry
  14. schwep


    Jan 4, 2017
    I live in my bugout place so I'd probably not have to run, but if I had to and I could really only take one belt-sized fixed blade, that would be my Terävä puukko 140. But to slay zombies you need some standoff distance, so with that in mind I'd take my Skrama. Chops through anything, zombies probably included...
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  15. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    yeah, skrama would be a great low cost & sturdy choice, well heat treated 80crv2 is nothing to sneeze at
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  16. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Ammo at stores dries up in a hurry during a crisis. Just thinking about guys I know, people tend to have at least a few hundred rounds on hand and often per caliber that they use. In a crisis, expect people to hold on to it for dear life and in many cases, suspend or sharply limit practice.

    While blades could be used defensively against fellow humans who have gone rogue, I still question their efficacy against fictional hordes of the undead. Even against dangerous humans in real life though, guns will still be much more effective and reliable in most cases. I still view blades, whether folding knives or machetes, primarily as tools in a disaster situation.

    In some mythologies, the undead are attracted to loud noises and that could be an added consideration. It's also worth pointing out that suppressors are radically less pervasive than guns in the United States due to almost a century of strict regulation. (Public fear against gang violence, largely resulting from Prohibition, fueled the nation's first real gun control. Suppressors and machine guns were primary targets.)
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  17. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    I’m seeing some fun potential with these two items (assuming it’s not iced tea).
  18. Cursum Perficio

    Cursum Perficio Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    They're attracted by noise. Apparently. So I'm going for integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 with an Aimpoint, bunch of mags, and a truckload of subsonic.

    That and my trusty Svord.

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  19. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    At this point in my life I'd be a more effective zombie.
    Gotta die of something I guess, and I just don't have the energy for an apocalypse.
    Got a bunch of weapons hanging around though, I'll leave a sign on the door for y'all, pick a good one.
    Good hunting.
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  20. not a zombie fan

    not a zombie fan

    May 29, 2014
    Smatchet is always the answer.[​IMG]
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