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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ZOMBIES: Recommends More ZPoc Weapon Options

by Bowie Ibarra

The best zombie weapons will always be debated as we all wait for the imminent zombie apocalypse.  Loyal blog followers will remember that has endorsed the Hanzo sword as the ultimate weapon of the zombie apocalypse.  We have also noted that the downside to that sword is the need for training. has also endorsed the Flanged Mace as the equally ultimate zombie smashing weapon of the Zpoc.  This weapon needs no training, just general motor skills.

We would like to emphasize that we also support the firearms of your choosing, recommending smaller caliber weapons as, if the theory is correct, all you need to do is penetrate the head and destroy the brain.  Remember, the bigger the firearm, the heavier the ammunition.  And you're the one that has to carry that.  Also, the need for a melee weapon is extremely important once the ammunition runs out.

Our research team has found three more weapons that we would like to recommend that have the same cruel efficiency of the Hanzo and Flanged Mace, but are more affordable.  And you don't have to be Cynthia Rothrock to use one.  But she would be bad ass with one.

All products listed below are available for between $50-$100 dollars before taxes and shipping.

Consider the following.


From the website:

THE ASSEGAI was invented by the legendary Zulu king Shaka in the early 1800s, revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. Cold Steel's version is available with your choice of two different shaft lengths.
Weight: 12.8 oz (Spear Head)
Spear Width: 2mm (2 1/2") Wide
Head Length: 13 1/3"
Steel: SK-5 Medium Carbon
Overall: 6Ft 9 1/2" (Long) 3Ft (Short) Handle: American Ash
Sheath: Secure-Ex®

It's a great distance weapon that can be used for thrusting.  The staff is so heavy that the other end can also be used for smacking or pushing zombies away.  Our concern, of course, is penetrating the skull and striking the brain, and with some training, this can be accomplished with this weapon.

Variation on a theme:


From the website:

THE BOAR SPEAR is a modern recreation of a design that dates back to the European Renaissance. It is cold forged out of medium carbon SK-5 Steel and, like Cold Steel's other spears, is heat treated to a spring temper. The Boar Spear shaft is made of extra stout premium ash wood.
Steel: SK-5 Medium Carbon
Weight (Head Only): 1 1/4 Lbs
Weight (With Shaft): 4 1/4 Lbs
Blade Thick: 2.5 mm
Head Length: 18 1/2"
Overall: 82 1/8"
Sheath: Secure-Ex®
Handle: 71" X 1 1/2" Premium Ash w/ Dark Walnut Stain

Here again, a great distance weapon that can be used for penetration or striking/pushing.  Once again, with some basic training, something that could be used effectively.

And then there's this final one.


From the website:

No one knows when the ball headed war club first appeared. It was in common use in the early 16th century and was popular with the war-like tribes of the American eastern seaboard, eventually spreading to the Great Lakes region and northern Canada all the way to the Great Plains west of the Mississippi.
It has been speculated that the wide adoption of this weapon was because it was relatively easy to manufacture, in that it required little or no metal, and because it was unspeakably effective.
The better clubs were carved from a naturally curved hardwood root burl, sapling or tree branch. This insured that the wood grain would curve in parallel lines though the handle and into the ball itself, avoiding the pitfalls of cross grain which could weaken the club and cause it to break at an ill-timed moment. Hornbeam (Iron Wood), a hard dense timber that was strong and was resistant to impact forces, was the most preferred material, even over such stalwart choices as Ash, Maple, Oak and Hickory.
In battle, a dedicated blow from the ball of the club could easily break a limb or crush a skull like a bat going through a watermelon. For added dynamism, and increased effectiveness, the ball was sometimes spiked with an antler, bone, knapped stone, or even iron.
Cold Steel president, Lynn C. Thompson, is an admirer of the ball headed club (especially after watching “Last of the Mohicans” about a dozen times) and when he saw an example made by custom blade smith Rich McDonald, he jumped at the chance to work with Rich to reproduce it.
Our version is approximately 2 ft. long and features a 3 1/4” in diameter ball. It is fitted with a removable blunt, short steel spike. Hornbeam is scarce and not readily available in commercial quantities, so our club is injection molded out of black Polypropylene which is practically unbreakable. It will never rot, crack warp, splinter, swell, shrink mildew, or fade. For historical re-enactors the surface has a realistic wood grain finish that can be easily customized with paint and can be ornamented with brass studs, tacks, or feathers.
Indian War Club
Weight: 27.6 oz.
Ball: 90mm diameter
Overall: 24"
Spike: 19mm diameter
1055 Carbon Steel w/ black oxide coating

Made from that 'space-age' polypropylene, the stick is unbreakable.  Considering you won't be attacking pieces of iron for the most part, this weapon goes up there with the flanged mace.  But it's also much cheaper. Same brutal efficiency for 1/6 of the price of most battle-ready flanged maces.

You can see a demonstration of the Indian War Club's efficacy here.

We thank you for visiting.  We know it's important to have options for that inevitable day.  Thanks, and don't forget to check out our great zombie books and other networking resources as well at

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Bowie Ibarra is the author of the 'Down the Road' zombie horror series.  His latest zombie story, "The Fall of Austin", features the living dead vs. contingents of military, law enforcement, criminals, and civilians deep in the heart of Texas.

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