I would wear Chainmail in the Zombie Apocalypse. in Discussion Posted February 27, 2014 · Edited February 27, 2014 by Rob MacLennan · Report reply Stick with the hand and a half. You have a sword, mace, and warhammer with which to slaughter all comers in one package that's barely a pound heavier than the overrated katana, and three to four pounds lighter on average than the two handed version of the claymore. (There was also the basket hilted version, remember?) No I'm not trying to rekindle the old sword flame wars, just saying I prefer to have options... Hence the bastard sword I'm holding in my avatar Lindybeige, Skakkagrim, and Scholagladiatoria have all been taking shots at the katana and two handed sword elitists recently, on Youtube. They get tired of the endless, "But it's the bestest!" I don't know if it matters exactly which sword would be best...it again boils down to availability...If you had, and this is important--a REAL sword-- of any almost any kind, I think that would be among your best options...though avoiding particularly dainty (spearing every zombie you meet in the eye, nasal cavity or mouth might sound like fun but the repeated accuracy required would be ridiculous) or particularly heavy (don't care who you are, swinging a big ass heavy sword against limitless, tireless, and relentless hoards will bring anyone to the point of exhaustion eventually. Remember, mobility is key) In the grand scheme of things, there just aren't that many real swords out there. Hard enough just to find a sword out there. Then, you want it also to not just be a replica of Glamdring that was hanging over someone's mantle as well, but an actual sword created for combat? Good luck. Of course, I'm completely aware that many of you probably do have such real weapons...I suspect a forum like this is really not representative of the national average for sword ownership! Kinda blows the curve, I'd guess. So, if you've got a real sword, well...use it! Not thinking you should abandon it in favor of a crowbar. But you can find a crowbar just about anywhere. Heavy enough to do good damage with a blow or poke, but light enough to not tire you just by carrying it. Never needs sharpening and you won't run out of ammo. Strong enough to bar a door or break through one. Multi-purposed as a tool or weapon to keep your load light and help maintain the ever important mobility. The zombie killing weapon of the average Joe. Don't discount the number of real or proper reproduction blades that there are, out there. There are also 'fantasy' weapons that are properly forged and tempered, and so would work quite well. My own are reproductions, but tempered. It would take me a few hours to put a proper edge on the bastard sword and rapier (didn't bother making wall hangers dangerous), but the arming sword is sharpened and ready to rock. Theoretically a nice 16 gauge, 1/4" butted aluminum mesh would likely be enough to save your hide against zombies, but more durable would be better for the actual humans that you'd run up against.