It’s only fitting that the same company that’s been providing tactical knives to the United States armed forces since World War II would come out with a new line of weapons designed for World War Z. From KA-BAR Knives Inc comes a complete lineup of blades designed specifically for dispatching the undead. The KA-BAR ZK ($13-$70) line of weapons includes the Kharon Tanto Folder Knife, Pestilence Chopper, Famine Tanto, Death Dagger, War Sword Knife, and the Acheron Skeleton.
Hoyt’s lightest high-end bow ever, the Carbon Matrix ($1600) boasts a radical, high-tech, hollow carbon tube riser featuring O-Tech™ Technology. Strategically crafted to yield new standards of lightweight design, vibration reduction, shootability and precision, every innovative inch of this engineering marvel is amazingly strong and stable. And at just 3.8 lbs, this lightweight, high-precision bow will go anywhere your hunt for undead hordes takes you.
Living in an undead world? Throw breaking-and-entering laws out the window. Your top priority will be survival, and that may mean having to break down some doors and bust out some windows to gain supplies you need in order to survive. That’s where the KA-BAR Becker TacTool ($90) comes into play. This blade is the result of a design collaboration between Ethan Becker of BK&T and John Benner of TDI. The TacTool smashes, bashes, prys, hammers and cuts. It is equally powerful at lifting stubborn hinge pins, prying open doors or windows, and hammering out glass as it is efficient at cutting 550 cord.
What do you get when you cross a compound crossbow with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle? PSE’s TAC-15 Tactical Crossbow ($1300), that’s what. Touting unprecedented accuracy, the TAC-15′s ultra-high performance twin-cam design shoots an amazing 412 fps and mounts on any AR-15 rifle. Giving you the ability to swap between rifle and crossbow with ease, this silent but deadly killer will score you all-important headshots without alerting any nearby zombie hordes.
Whether you classify this as a weapon or survival gear is up to you. Either way, find room in your kit for the Gerber KICK Axe ($90). This unique axe weighs in at just over a pound and folds up for easy storing and carrying. Featuring a metal bodied frame for strength and Black Oxide coating to resist against corrosion, the KICK Axe is the perfect tool, whether you’re prepping your camp site or decapitating zombies.
That 12-gauge shotgun you’ve got under your bed might be enough to stop the first few zombies through your front door, but heavy recoil and slow reloading won’t help much if facing an entire hoard. Enter the AA-12 Automatic Assault 12-gauge Shotgun ($??). A shotgun 18 years in the making, the AA-12 is capable of unloading up to 300 rounds per minute with next to zero recoil due to a proprietary gas operated system. Along with standard 12-gauge shells, the AA-12 is also capable of firing three different FRAG-12 rounds (High Explosive, Fragmentation, and Armor Piercing). Check the video after the break for the full effect, as words just don’t do it justice.
Ah, the crowbar. Long heralded as the premier weapon in the defense against zombies due to its long reach, skull-spearing ability, and no need for ammo. This titanium model is sure to deliver. The Manta Titanium Crowbar ($110) was originally developed for scuba rescue divers who needed something lightweight that could open anything. Weighing in at less than 2 lbs and with a reach of 22″, the Manta crowbar is one that even Gordon Freeman would wield.