07 July, 2005

Impressed with the choices

I was impressed by people’s choices on our latest poll. 53% of you chose a weapon that does not require ammo. Guns are often given too much credit when it comes to zombie killing. Someone could be an excellent marksman, but than become easily overwhelmed by zombies in close quarter situations. A person needs to realize that the zombies who pose the greatest threat are those that are able to make it within reaching distance. Hopefully your marksmanship skills will give you the ability to keep zombies at a safe distance, but the worse case scenario is what you need to be prepared for.

I chose the sword, and would choose a specific sword if possible. The katana used by the Japanese Samurai. In skilled hands this would be an excellent choice for close quarter combat. With the quick powerful moves used in kenjutsu or the more modern kendo, a person could make quick work any zombie within blade reach. Additionally training yourself in a martial art would increase your reflexes and awareness while out of battle as well. The majority of zombie bites after a large-scale breakout result from people being caught off guard by a zombie stumbling out of some dark hiding spot.

Unfortunately mastering these arts takes time. I would recommend starting now while the threat of dealing with zombies in close quarters is not as immediate. Preparation will be the key to survival.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt i think that your weapon would be a good one, only if you are skilled at killing zombies. I have been wondering with all of this talk of zombies do they really die when you stab them or shoot them with a gun. They're already dead aren't they?? Why wouldn't they still live when you stab them with that sweet knife? Anyways i guess i better get caught up with this whole zombie subject. I haven't even seen shawn or dawn of the dead. We should get together some time and watch both of those movies. Then you could point out all of the sweet zombie facts and all of the things that you can and cannot do to zombies. Talk to you later.
Katrina Lalley

8:40 PM, July 15, 2005  
Anonymous Ikkonoishi said...

Nothing beats a classic pike wall for fending things off at a distance.

5:13 PM, July 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:34 PM, October 24, 2005  
Anonymous "I'm Fuckin' Lou" said...

the only swords I'd use would be the ancient greek xiphos or the almost as ancient roman gladius. Short, strong, sharp, and deffinitely time-proven.

12:41 AM, October 08, 2007  

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