Daclaud’s Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

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So the zombie apocalypse has finally made its way to your neck of the woods and you are one of those unlucky people who does not own a gun.  Do not fear!  Zombies are slow (unless you are going up against the ones from 28 Days/Weeks), you should be fine with these common house hold zombie killing melee weapons!

Hammer

Everyone has one of these in their tool box and easily acquired at any department store.  Hammers are very common and can be found in most house holds.  The main advantage is the crushing effect, but this is also a disadvantage since the hammer can get stuck in the zombie’s head and the fact that it has very short range.  A hammer is also slow and cumbersome, so it takes quite a bit of precision to swing.  A hammer with a crow bill can also act as a way to break into houses and doors.

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Deadliness *****

Offense ***

Defense **

Commonly Found *****

Reach *

Durability ****

Overall rating ****

 

Kitchen Knife

Fast and lethal, knives can be found at any residential area, restaurant, grocery store or place that prepares food.  The advantage of a knife is that it allows for quick thrusts and you can easily stab a zombie in the brain.  While a knife is fast and precise, it also has the disadvantage of being short ranged and should only be used as a last resort.

kitchen knife Daclauds Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

Deadliness **

Offense **

Defense *

Commonly Found *****

Reach *

Durability *

Overall rating **

 

Monkey Wrench

Not as common as a kitchen knife or a hammer, a Monkey wrench offers the user the ability to crush a zombie’s head in with the heavy end of the wrench.  The main disadvantage is that it is very cumbersome, but it offers slightly more reach than a hammer.

monkey wrench Daclauds Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

Deadliness **

Offense *

Defense *

Commonly Found ****

Reach *

Durability *****

Overall rating **

 

Aluminum Crutch

This may not be a lethal weapon, but the aluminum crutch can potentially be a good defensive weapon to push a zombie down as the arm part easily locks into the neck of a zombie, which will allow you to push it away.  The fact that it is aluminum also makes it sturdy and light, so you can swing it around effectively without much strength or effort.  The main downside is that you sacrifice power and the shear killing ability.  Crutches are fairly common and can be found in any drug store, hospital and at some residential areas.

crutch Daclauds Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

Deadliness *

Offense *

Defense *****

Commonly Found ***

Reach *****

Durability **

Overall rating **

 

Crow Bar

Not a very common item, but a long crow bar offers a lot of reach and a crushing blow ability to cave a zombie’s skull in.  The main advantage is the reach and the shear strength of the weapon.  The downside is that it can be a heavy weapon (at least the longer ones) and may exhaust the user.  The shorter versions of the crow bar are lighter, but you sacrifice range.  Having a crow bar around will also allow you to access areas and break into buildings, so it is a good melee weapon to have as it serves multiple purposes.  Crow bars can be found at some residential housing areas, hardware stores and certain businesses.

crow bar Daclauds Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

Deadliness ***

Offense *****

Defense *****

Commonly Found ***

Reach *****

Durability *****

Practicality ****

Overall rating *****

 

Fire Axe

A fire axe can decapitate a zombie if you manage to knock it down.  The heavy axe can also cave a zombie’s skull in, so you have two ways to kill them.  The only downside of a fire axe is the lack of speed and you will need to be fairly strong to wield one effectively.  Other benefits of a fire axe incldue the ability to break through wooden doors and chop wood for fire. A fire axe is not very common, but can be found in hardware stores and some business buildings.

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Deadliness ****

Offense ****

Defense ****

Commonly Found **

Reach ****

Durability ****

Practicality ****

Overall rating *****

 

Shovel

With a shovel, you can easily bat away a zombie and if you manage to knock one down, you can use the spade to decapitate the head or rip the jaw off.  A shovel can also be used to push a zombie away and the spade part can be sharpened in a spear-like fashion.  Shovels are fairly common and can be found in most gardening stores, general stores or hardware stores.  Most home owners should also have a shovel lying around, so obtaining one is not hard.

shovel Daclauds Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

Deadliness ***

Offense **

Defense ***

Commonly Found ***

Reach *****

Durability ***

Practicality ***

Overall rating ***

 

Aluminum Baseball Bat

Quick, light and easy to swing, an aluminum baseball bat is a great zombie killing weapon because you can bludgeon and crush their heads in.  The baseball bat is also light weight and has a good speed factor, so you can swing the weapon multiple times without tiring.  A baseball bat can be common in certain areas; mainly residential locations with kids and baseball fans as well as many department stores.

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Deadliness ***

Offense ****

Defense ***

Commonly Found ***

Reach ***

Durability *****

Practicality **

Overall rating ****

 

Meat Cleaver

A meat cleaver is a heavy knife that is used by butchers to chop meat, so naturally this knife will be effective at caving in a zombie’s head.  You can also chop off limbs and maybe even decapitate one if you are able to knock it to the ground.  Meat cleavers can be found in many restaurants (look for Chinese restaurants) and some household residential locations.

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Deadliness ****

Offense ****

Defense *

Commonly Found **

Reach *

Durability ****

Practicality **

Overall rating ***

 

Machete

The brutality of this weapon is terrifying.  The machete is one of the best zombie killing weapons simple because it is fast, sharp and was designed to cut through vegetation, so it has the ability to do a lot of damage to zombie flesh and you can easily cave in a zombie’s head and pull the blade out with quick strikes.  The machete is also light weight and anyone can swing it effectively.  The machete is also one of the better weapons to deal with humans too (if you ever run into raiders and such, but guns would be better against humans).  The only downside is that the machete is very uncommon, but can be found at most sporting goods stores.

machete Daclauds Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

Deadliness *****

Offense *****

Defense ***

Commonly Found *

Reach ***

Durability *****

Practicality ****

Overall rating *****

 

Daclaud Lee

 

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About Daclaud Lee
Daclaud Lee is a resident of Columbus Ohio.

1 Comment on Daclaud’s Top 10 Zombie Killing Household Melee Weapons

  1. What kind of household melee weapon would you take? I deliberately left out exotic weapons such as swords and martial arts weapons. What other commonly found items can be used to fend off zombies during the apocalypse? Post your comments below!

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