We all know that the most fun part of the apocalypse will be killing the undead, or is it re-killing? Either way the tools we are talking about can be used as defense as well from other humans and animals. Once again they all have their strengths and weaknesses. The key thing to remember about zombies (George Romero style) is the brain must be destroyed, not just the head removed from the body.
The survival knife wouldn’t seem to be a good choice at first glance. It doesn’t give you distance from the target that the machete or axe will. That’s where this particular brand of knife comes through. Since the handle is hollow it can be attached to a long limb to create a decent spear. Remember how the handle was sealed? Well it ain’t sealed with concrete; it’s just rubbery plastic that can be easily removed if so needed. This allows the knife to be used effectively at a farther range than either the machete or the axe. It stills suffers on mass. With a sturdy spear handle though, the mass of the weapon is increased and the knife is more easily used for stabbing. You’re still probably not going to get it through a skull plate easily if at all.
The axe excels where the other two have lacked, the category of mass. The 3.5 pound head can easily produce enough force to split the skull plate and destroy the brain. The back of the axe head can be used for crushing flesh and bone and produce some amazing blunt force trauma. There is no way possible to stab with an axe. Unless you have a medieval pike axe, you’re stuck with chopping and crushing. The length and sturdiness of the handle also makes it good for blocking and parrying, just not as good as the spear. Like I’ve said before, there is a reason axes have been carried into battle for so long. They do what they do quite well.
Stay tuned for part 4! - Country1059