This is my WW1 bayonet. Basically it's 20 inches of high-temper steel ground to brutally stout thrusting tip and a razors edge on one side. In this essay I'm going to explain why it's the best you can ask for in terms of your melee survival weapons. Let's begin.
If you're a guy, and I'd bet some girls too, then you've seen those ridiculous looking zombie apocalypse machetes like this:
Ooh it has a spiky thing and green paracord, it's green because zombies and that's cooooool😒
Where to start with this garbage? Uh, it's stamped metal guys! Hello? You swing that $9.95 piece of shit once and it'll break off at the hilt. Not something you have to ever worry about with an authentic bayonet.
As as you can see, the spine of the blade is 1/4 inches thick all the way out to the final taper of the tip. You could use the thing as a flat-bar for Christ sake.
The bayonet is a thrusting weapon by design, but many people underestimate just how ideal that is opposed to slashing weapons like katanas, and hand axes. Sure they make it look easy in the movies, but if you think about it, how much skill would it really take to cut a zombies head off while it's flailing it's arms at you and trying to eat your giblets? And since zombies don't feel any pain, slashing at its extremities likely would slow it down much.
Also, people often assume that you can slice through solid bone like butter. Have you ever tried to cut through a deer antler with an axe? At minimum it still takes SEVERAL hard swings to finally cut/break through it, so using that as a benchmark I don't think lopping arms and legs off willy nilly is even close to realistic.
Whereas with a bayonet, thrusting a 14" blade into the midsection of a zombie is much easier given you have a much larger area you can hit with guaranteed massive damage to internal organs which would still do the trick.
But Dez you have to destroy the brai-
In any real probability that zombies could occur in real life, the virus hijacking the human brain would still rely on the function of the other bodily systems in order for its host to actually move and attack others. Therefore, massive internal hemorrhaging caused by a stab wound would still cause shock and organ failure to devastate the body and drop the zombie just as easily. So there ya go😎
Now, back to why the bayonet is so awesome.
See that ring? That's arguably the most awesomest part of this beauty. It's what makes the possibilities as numerous as the imagination.
The obvious use is the ability to mount this weapon to a rifle, but also you could easily rig it to a pipe to make a spear, or mount a flashlight to it, or tie a strap to the handle to give you a more sure grip whilst you stab.
To top it off, the long, straight edge of the bayonet allows it to double as an all around knife which is an essential survival necessity🔪 Anything from dicing tomatoes and skinning the squirrel you snared, to hacking brush and even splitting smaller chunks of firewood, this blade is both sharp and strong enough to take care of with relative ease.
So for all my fellow survival preppers, make sure to save some space for a bayonet in your bug out bag👍🏼
One more just for laughs😂