If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

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Postby arty » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:24 am

War hammers were designed to get through armor and chain mail. I would want a Gladius or Pinuti, or similar short sword as a backup to a firearm.

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Postby PayneTrain » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:32 am

I'd have to go with my Cruwear Military because it's pretty much my favorite for every day tasks. That's why I carry it.

But if we're talking self defense against zombies, I'll still take it because it would do well in slitting my own wrists before the zombies could get to me. I'm not fighting them with a folder. I'm thinking a bolo style machete with at least an 18" blade. I like the idea of blunt force weapons as well. Guns run out of ammo...

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby Mad Mac » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:08 pm

This is an old thread but a good one. The OP said which Spyderco folder and why. Of the 62 previous posts, I am surprised that no one has mentioned the Starmate. Bob Terzuola is considered to be the originator of the tactical folder and literally wrote the book on Tactical Folders. A thick, VG-10, 3.75 inch spear point blade and strong liner lock: What's not to like ?

In the druthers category, also not mentioned was a fighting stick, hiking stick or cane. At my age, those would be useful.

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby paladin » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:40 pm

Can't keep a good zomby thread down!!! ;) :rolleyes: :p

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby Able Dog » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:20 pm

Probably the Police 3. It is a large, solid, workhorse of a knife.

I wouldn't use a folder as my primary weapon against zombies, but a good practical folder can help you make some sharpened stakes or other primitive weapons.
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Postby Holland » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:50 pm

GB2.

I would bring a skidsteer or loader too :D
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Postby MacLaren » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:12 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.
Oh hell yes! Vallotton! You could put that baby thru a car door lol...

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby Mad Mac » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:13 pm

Frankly, using any knife, folder or fixed blade, to stab a muncher in the head, ice pick style, seems like a low percentage plan.
It requires one to offer one's forearm as a snack while the walker merely has to tilt his or her head back to take a bite.

That's why I followed Glenn's example and bought a Woodman's Pal.
Handier than a Samurai sword, it can be carried on a belt yet big enough to keep one's distance.
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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby MacLaren » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:15 pm

Mad Mac wrote:Frankly, using any knife, folder or fixed blade, to stab a muncher in the head, ice pick style, seems like a low percentage plan.
It requires one to offer one's forearm as a snack while the walker merely has to tilt his or her head back to take a bite.

That's why I followed Glenn's example and bought a Woodman's Pal.
Handier than a Samurai sword, it can be carried on a belt yet big enough to keep one's distance.
Lol....yeah...if I had my druthers Id use a machine gun of some sort. But were talkin about Spydies :D

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Postby toxophilus » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:27 pm

K2 :)

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby Cogito » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:30 pm

Manix 2 XL...no doubt about it.

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Postby Molle Ninja » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:34 pm

btron wrote:Pingo!
The black, orange, or Ti version?

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby ThePeacent » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:10 am

For a folder, I'll take something care-free and useful all around for the Apocalyptic scenario

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making tent stakes, spikes and feathersticks, cutting flesh and food, opening and cutting bed mats, plastic, containers, scrapyard materials and stuff while wandering around

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If I can take a fixed blade, something all-purpose and sturdy enough will fit the bill

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most likely this one

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby SF Native » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:20 pm

I'm thinking a crow bar and myrtle.
Maybe half dozen mules for back up.

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby clovisc » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:30 pm

S110v Yojimbo 2, so it doesn't get dull as I cut my way through the horde.

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:55 am

I am afraid I would not choose a Spyderco folder :( They are too short. I would choose a Cold Steel Rajah II with a 6" blade and a very long handle. I would want as much room between me and the drooling zombie as possible.
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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby TheArchitect » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Folder: Original Lionspy
Fixed: Rock Salt Orange frn
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Postby Mad Mac » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:31 pm

I forgot we had this Scottish Dirk. The 13-inch blade should help keep them at a distance.

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:33 pm

I'm sorry but no folder over even spydie fixed blade has anything on my dahong palay for taking off a limb or a head.

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Re: If a Walking Dead type Zombie Apocalypse came,

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:37 pm

Well, the OP asked for a folder or I would have provided a fixed blade. Better, I would opt for a 12 Ga. or a Marlin Guide Gun (something dead reliable. A semi-auto can get fouled at the wrong time).
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