Your ultimate Zombie Apocalypse knife

Addicted_to_Knives

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Imagine it finally happened! Zombie Apocalypse... :D:D:D or total breakdown of law, civil war/unrest or rebellion type of situation.

Scenario: You have short time. You run back home. Grab you favorite gun/rifle, pack the backpack with ammo, food, water, essentials, etc... And the last missing piece - a knife! Which knife are you taking with you? A folder? fixed blade?

For me personally that knife has to be an all purpose, any purpose tool, hard use and heavy-use; good for prying, stabbing, hard hitting... it should be a knife, a machete, an axe, a sword, a slicer, a chopper, a bit of everything good packed together in a single knife and under 10oz weight...

I would be stuck between: ColdSteel 4Max, Medford Fighter, Medford Proxima and Medford Praetorian T... something with super heavy 0.19 inch thick blade, 4+ inch long blade (the more the better) with full titanium body/frame handles (I don't think G10 or CF is appropriate for this type of SNAFU situation).

I think for me Medford Praetorian T might be the winner...

What's your ultimate apocalypse knife in this situation???
 
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I realise I am definitively not ready for the zombie apocalypse ;)

It should be a fixed blade but I only have an ESEE4 which would be too small :(
 
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I mean....

Scooter already gave the right answer, so anything else is just the rest of us piling on and trying to show how clever we are.

But I think that was the point anyway, so here we go.

The "Reaper", by Zombie Tools.

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Enough standoff, without being so big that you can't use it inside a building. Which I wouldn't go into, anyway. Seriously, some of these protagonists need to learn what the "idiot ball" is.

Now obviously, this assumes that this "shiro-yari" is one tool in a more comprehensive kit that includes flares, grenades, an urban assault vehicle with run-flat tires, flame projectors, reactive armor, and some friends who are smart enough to figure out that acting out movies in real life, gets you turned into a Walker.
 

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I quit watching The Walking Dead after only a few seasons, because it was just too weird, but the Busse Team Gemini seemed to work pretty well for what's-his-name, so I'll go with that.
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Aside from some of the hardcore bushcraft guys and people who already have great "off the grid" farms, compounds, etc.; most of us are not prepared for societal collapse; much less hordes of the undead. Based on various versions of the undead from movies and television, I don't think edged weapons are going to be ideal either. Guns are good. Perhaps some kind of hammer or club for caving in craniums... You probably want to avoid infectious splatter if possible.

In the meantime, a good kukri could be helpful. The kukri is pretty versatile and can do a lot for its size. A smaller fixed blade for utility stuff could be come in handy. Maybe a thin, slicey folder that you could reserve for delicate cutting tasks... You'll need a couple of sharpening stones, maybe a little kit to keep on top of it. Scissors might be nice to have, but you also have to wonder how much of this discussion becomes analogous to ultralight backpacking discussions. Do you have a base or are you on the move? Is this is a question of making a base until it becomes untenable and then having to find a new base? How long are you wandering and what are you doing?
 
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A CRK Inkosi (Large) if I find a well stocked bunker. If I am outside TOPS El Chete or SXB.
 
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These fantasy threads are great. Consider the 393 million firearms in the USA for only 372 million people.

How many rounds does the typical owner stock for each firearm? How many rounds are currently in inventory at retailers? So you might run out of pew pew, but chances are the guy you pull your machete on has not.

A quality 4" fixed blade and SAK will do IMO. If I'm proven wrong, it's probably time to take a break anyway.
 

AntDog

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These fantasy threads are great. Consider the 393 million firearms in the USA for only 372 million people.

How many rounds does the typical owner stock for each firearm? How many rounds are currently in inventory at retailers? So you might run out of pew pew, but chances are the guy you pull your machete on has not.

A quality 4" fixed blade and SAK will do IMO. If I'm proven wrong, it's probably time to take a break anyway.

Threads like this are about firearm backups, IMO. Guns would obviously be the first line of defense.

If you ran out of ammo, I don’t think a 4” fixed blade and SAK would cut it. That’s what I carry most weekends though, so it would likely be what I had on me if anything happened. :rolleyes:
 

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Imagine it finally happened! Zombie Apocalypse... :D:D:D or total breakdown of law, civil war/unrest or rebellion type of situation.

Scenario: You have short time. You run back home. Grab you favorite gun/rifle, pack the backpack with ammo, food, water, essentials, etc... And the last missing piece - a knife! Which knife are you taking with you? A folder? fixed blade?.....
I'm staying home with all of my knives, food, clothing, and firearms.

But if forced to leave home, I would carry something along the line of a Randal 1-7 for a combination fighter and general use outdoor knife. Yes, I would have a 14" -16" machete with me also and small sharpening stone. Oh.... the SAK stays in my pocket regardless!
 
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