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Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 12:03
by panzermk2
If you cut correctly you do not need ANY momentum. I also have it's matching big brother.


This guy makes some very nice swords that wont break the bank,

http://www.bugei.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 14:23
by Vortec MAX
I finally found it!

It's called a Swamp Rat Rodent Waki.

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Here is the video I saw:

Swamp Rat Rodent Waki

Here is another that shows it close up.

Swamp Rat Rodent Waki Review

There is a 12 to 14 week waiting list. I am going to figure out the options I want and get one ordered. Here is a link that outlines the options and has some great pictures. And this one IS U.S. made.

Ordering Info

Mike

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 15:04
by f3rr37
Any idea about the cost? I'd be interested in one of those!

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 30 Jan 2010, 18:37
by Kerberos
Hey OP...
Check out Zombie Armory! They have some great stuff on there. It's a great site in general. Here's a link to their melee weapons section: http://www.zombiearmory.com/category/18 ... geons.aspx

Also, buy some Tactical Bacon while you're there :lmao:

http://www.zombiearmory.com/item/171584 ... .aspx?SR=1

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Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 10 Feb 2010, 20:58
by freelienr
thats a cool looking blade

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 10 Feb 2010, 21:54
by Rapier1772
f3rr37 wrote:Any idea about the cost? I'd be interested in one of those!
A related vid said the price for his blade was 380

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 08:46
by toshikuga
After watching the Book of Eli, I realize that I don't really have a large fixed blade survival knife/sword/machete. I think I need one. I would prefer either an El Salvador or Bolo style machete or a straight blade katana/ninja style. It needs to be tough and practical without costing a fortune. Ideally, I'd like to spend under 400 bucks. I also want a U.S. made blade, although blades from places like Japan, Germany, and Switzerland would be OK too.
I already read that book. I would recommend a large machete because it's not too expensive.

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 14:35
by Mister Freeze
how's this for cheap and cool?

http://www.coldsteel.com/kukrimachetes.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 15:30
by toyslr
For $30.00 , if the handle doesn't come off in your hand. You have a winner!

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 15:32
by toyslr
My ultimate "zombie killer" :cool:

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Protected in the cab with a/c and stereo!!

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 21:12
by freelienr
Mister Freeze wrote:how's this for cheap and cool?

http://www.coldsteel.com/kukrimachetes.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
it's wins my vote for the blade beauty pageant (because it's a girl i can actually afford to take home with me) :lmao:

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 05:57
by Kerberos
What about a GG&G Battle Hawk Tactical Tomahawk... :D

http://www.botachtactical.com/gggbattlehawk.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 09:30
by freelienr
:lmao: tactical tomahawk too funny yet too cool! I bet it's a kick in the pants to throw.

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 17:43
by maverick23jhp
The Swamp Rodent looks cool and the video is impressive, but..... if you go to their website, it appears to be a bit shady. Check out the "Contact Us", there is no physical address or phone number. They advise that if you do find a way to call you will be Banned for life. I am not saying that the Swamp Rodent is not a bad ass, but there is something going on. I just can see spending that much with a Company that I can not call. The website itself is very limited, no pics of the different options and they only take pre-orders, so until they have enough orders they don't go into production. They say that they do this to keep costs down, but the Swamp Rodent is around $400. What gives?

Now the Tactical Tomahawks...

GG&G
Wilson Combat
RMJ Forge Make awsome high end Tactical Tomahawks.

Now if you want to try a few different options, look at Cold Steel and SOG. I have a CS Kukri it cost about $90, all black, they have a high end model that cost around $300 but is too pretty for me. The SOG has my favorite little toy: Fusion Tactical Tomahawk MSRP $70.00 but you can do much better than that. I keep one in my truck and in my Duty bag. This thing goes thru trees, doors, walls, and windows. It is a great entry tool as well. I have popped locks and tires without incident. I even modified one to use on my Tact Entry Vest. During hunting season I carry a Sog Hawk along with a R.A.T. RC3 which I can handle any cutting job including dressing a deer. I can't see having a sword do all of that, plus after watching the video of the Swamp Rodent, those guys were swinging for the fences while chopping trees. Now the Swamp Rodent does have a high C.D.I. factor. To each their own.

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 17:55
by freelienr
would you be super cool and furnish us with pics of these awesome hawks? I have a little hatchet for hiking packs that i take with me, but nothing as awesome as that one above

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 18:32
by toyslr
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Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 10 Mar 2010, 19:54
by freelienr
everytime i come back to this thread, I can't help but think of "the Patriot" with Mel Gibson. Found a pic of that fusion hawk.. very cool. I can't deny the "cool" factor of the Battle hawk, but i think from a practical standpoint the Fusion or RMJ's Crash Axe are better suited.

The battle hawk, looks like it would focus alot of energy with its pointed face, but not really great for practical cutting, good for mash and smash and throwing i bet. Dangit guys.. now i got another "i want"

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 13:11
by Valorius
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Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 13 Jun 2010, 04:21
by JRShirley
Maverick,

Swamp Rat is affiliated with Busse, which has one of the very best reputations in the business*. In fact, in regards to toughness and quality, I would take a Busse before anything else. As far as cost goes, Busse has made a similar blade- it goes for over 2x as much. Swamp Rat, like many other manufacturers, maintains a presence on BladeForums.com. Questions posed there usually are answered the same day. *(Jerry Busse is also friendly and approachable, unlike the head of another company which makes products that Busse can hack apart. :D)

As far as general hard-use, size-efficient blades, I'm a big fan of Himalayan Imports. Listed prices for a kukri that, with minimal maintenance (oiling sometimes, and sharpening a few times a year) will outlast your children, run about $150. If you visit their forum on BladeForums, you can find a 15-17.5" OAL kukri that is a perfect tool/weapon on sale for $100, most weeks. :)

If you want a largish but light blade, the Spyderco Rock Salt might fit the bill. While not as large as a kukri, it has a beautifully balanced, rust-proof H-1 steel blade and a multiposition kydex sheath. I bought one from New Graham last week for just over $130, delivered. Sal Glesser of Spyderco is also a great guy.

Peace,

John

Re: Looking for EOTWAWKI Zombie Survival Blade

Posted: 14 Jun 2010, 13:37
by JRShirley
Vortec,

The Black Wind line were bargains. It's a shame they stopped making them.

Andy at http://www.fiddlebackforge.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; will soon be offering a line of 12-18" machetes, with micarta handles, for $100. In 16 and 18", these should be premier zombie choppers. :D

John