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If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby akapennypincher » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:34 pm

What (1) Spyderco Folder would you want to have?

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Postby LC Kid » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:41 pm

Hey pennypincher!

Right now I guess it would be the Tatanka, big & strong enough for Zombie pest control.
:rolleyes: But if the Zombie Apocalypse waits for a little while to come, it'd definitely be the Farid K2. :D
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Postby remnar » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:44 pm

I think maybe the Ulize or the Szabo. Great penetration through the eye socket so you can scramble the brain.

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:46 pm

I wouldn't bet my life on a folder for popping brains. Give me the Lum Tanto or the Pygmy Warrior
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Postby D1omedes » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:55 pm

Although I love my Caly 3.5, I'd probably go with a Native 5. Stout lock, thick blade that can still slice and good grip.

I'm hoping the Shaman will push it to a 3.5 inch blade on the Native platform.

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Postby grewich » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:03 pm

I'd rather have a schempp rock or hossum. But for a folder I guess I'll take my Tuff.

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Postby xceptnl » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:04 pm

No chance I am betting on a folder (regardless of maker or quality). I would take a Southfork, Serrata, or Warrior. I want long lasting, pointy and rigid. A folder is bringing a knife to a gun fight IMO.
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Postby Evil D » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:13 pm

For zombie killing, no doubt about it I'd go with the Vallotton. That knife was built for stabbing zombie skulls. I'd find something else for food prep.

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Postby Halfneck » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:15 pm

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Postby SpyderNut » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:23 pm

Halfneck wrote:Jester.
+1 :D

As long as it's the Jester with the "Zombie green" handle!
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Zombie Green Slasher!

Postby LC Kid » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:34 pm

^^^ This is the Green Guy! :D

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Postby Kylems11 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:54 pm

Tatanka all day
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Postby Officer Gigglez » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:03 pm

Street Bowie or Enuff with Leaf blade. Concealment isn't really necessary anymore, and a fixed blade trumps a folder in said scenario any day of the week. Ideally, I'd have two blades on me; A Fixed blade Karambit for people, and a fixed straight blade for the undead. But since you said one folder, something with a deep choil so when you start stabbing skulls your hand doesn't end up on the edge. Maybe a Yojimbo2.
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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:03 pm

I will drill a pivot hole in a stout oak handle and attach this for my "folder"... Not to keen on getting within arms reach of zombies as a general rule. A swinging/folding version of some of these attached to my truck will also be on my list of weekend zombie apocalypse projects.

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Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:12 pm

You said folder, so to stick with that: The Tatanka or Pacific Salt.

When it comes to fixed blades, I'd go with a Modified Whale Rescue where the point has been sharpened for penetration, and/or, Caspian Salt, pointed blade.

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Postby TomAiello » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:25 pm

South Fork. Then Serrata. Then Bushcraft.

Oh, wait, folder?

I'll take my s90v Manix 2 XL.

But I'd still rather have a fixed blade.

Honestly, if it's a zombie apocalypse, the knife is going to be for general survival/camp use, not for the walking dead. For that I'll be going with something that has a "Live-Dead-Undead" selector switch (http://www.spikestactical.com/lower-mul ... p-566.html).

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Postby tvenuto » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:34 pm

Because you said folder, Manix XL. Although I'd probably like to have a Warrior on me too.

I've said for years that edge weapon is not the way to go, you want blunt trauma: aluminum baseball bat. Far less likely to injure yourself, break it, or get it stuck in a wall or something. Also takes less skill/precision.

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Postby Sully » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:41 pm

First thread (since the last apocalypse) without a single Super Blue steel reference. :) I'd go with whatever I wouldn't fumble out of my left hand...nearest back lock or BBL. Manix 2 XL, I guess. Somehow I see LC Kid surviving longer than anyone else...just a hunch.
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Postby senorsquare » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:47 pm

Evil D wrote:For zombie killing, no doubt about it I'd go with the Vallotton. That knife was built for stabbing zombie skulls. I'd find something else for food prep.
Can't argue with that.

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