Tactical-Defense Wooden Spiked Club VS Steel Mace.
In our first TACTICAL DEFENSE post on our wordpress site, we bring a post originally made on facebook by ZSA about wooden spiked clubs and iron steel maces. A favorite weapon in medieval wars and battles.
Not really one vs the other, but whatever you can get your hands on. Personally I chose the steel mace.
The Spiked Club and the Iron Mace as far as our people at ZSA can see, are two of the best weapons against Zombies for close combat operations. It is sturdy, long, has spikes and is tough rigid! Doesnt jam, doesnt need amo, doesnt need cleaning or crack like a knife or machette could after repeated whacking against zombie bones and flesh. Just as medieval soldiers used them. They are awesome looking and with some good training could save your life and the life of your family when you are attacked by the walking dead !
Just remember we are dealing with flesh eating zombies, if its training you need get it now, these are not weapons found easily, but I have seen them at weapons and gun shows in the United States. Hitting a zombie isnt hitting a tree, bones are smaller and more fragile in zombies then even in living humans, getting stuck is less of a probability so we dont think the mace or club would get stuck in the bones because if they do, then you will have a small stressful time removing it! A baseball bat is also excellent and easier to find and keep without it scratching peoples skins of by error, basically a baseball bat is a spiked club without the spikes! But when there are zombies marching towards you would you rather have a baseball bat or a spiked club? Think well why were they so popular in medieval war times? And their use was against people, they have been tested in battle for centuries!
Remember anything in close combat with Zombies could be counter productive. It is best to use a shooting rifle of some kind when possible. What we are saying is when you have no choice but to get into close physical combat what weapon are you going to want? Do you think any other weapon around is better for smashing a zombies head? You need enough strike power to avoid having to keep whacking! Again we are talking about CLOSE COMBAT whatever you do, you can get hit with blood and brains even if you use a bat, hammer or even a pencil! You would do best getting something that will avoid you getting too close.
You need to wear protective clothing, and masks whenever possible, Hazmat suits or similiar, be creative even a garbage bag will do when nothing else is available. In our tactical protection series we will have a Hazmat vs NBC suit article.
Also in a future post continuing the hand to hand human vs zombie battle weapons, will be hammers vs , the Axe vs SOG hatchet, the Spear vs Sword (yes you heard right) aswell as other defense weapons that will save you from getting bit by the UNDEAD!
Read the article how to build these fine weapons from Zombie Safe Areas own Hand to hand combat weapons specialistChristopher Pape! Building-your-spiked-club-and-solid-steel-mace