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Knife to the Head: The Walking Dead

Under the Radar: Cold Steel tests the knife-through-zombie head anti-walker technique.

"We'll just hunker down here, set up a perimeter!" Rick, from Walking Dead, in a remote stretch of road with a couple of vehicles and the guardrails to work with, after being driven from a fortified position with fences, walls and the potential for interlocking fields of fire. He's clearly a zombie-fighting genius.

The characters in The Walking Dead from AMC are zombie fighting pros by now, or should be. They're phenomenal shots, knocking down walkers from at fifty meters or more from fast moving vehicles. Best of all though, they've learned to slaughter walkers with knives and shovels and other tools to the skull. It's apparently a very effective TTP.

Enter Cold Steel. After watching an episode of The Walking Dead, they decided to test how easy it would be to actually put a real knife or other edged/pointed implement through a zombie skull. Here's a company that takes zombie-fighting seriously. (Note: if you don't watch the show with any regularity, three things frequently happen: 1. Rick makes an angst-filled statement, 2. Shane argues with Rick, 3. they lose track of Carl. Oh, and sometimes they fight zombies with knives and guns.


The knives they're using in this video are on line at ColdSteel.com or on Facebook here.

Though the second season spent an unfortunate amount of time pretending to be a daytime soap opera with some dead folks thrown in, it did get better towards the end, and the final episode wasn't too bad at all. That's not to say we believe someone setting fire to a hay-filled wooden barn while trapped in the loft as a valid tactical option, nor are we entirely convinced hauling ass back and forth in vehicles a la the Blazing Saddles "circle the wagons maneuver" was the smartest way to take the fight to the enemy...but whatever.

Anyway, if you're interested the Blu-ray edition of Season Two is out. You can also sign up for a newsletter to get sneak peeks of next season and hints about what's going to happen.

Note: if you're from PETA or any other stoopid hippie group and you're butthurt about this awesome video, we'd like to cordially respond with a two word phrase starting with the letter F and ending with the letter F. Unfortunately we'd get in trouble for that, so let us just say 1. the pig and cow were both already dead, 2. meat tastes good and 3. you're a moron.

Check out Cold Steel knives, they make some great kit you may have seen the Bowie Bushman in Hunger Games use and please go check out the Predator Intelligence Blog. We first saw this video there during a drunken game of slapjack with Mad Max Mullen.

"We'll set up a perimeter and build a fire over there. No way the zombies will overrun us. No way the mob of local bandits will find us. Carl, you go play in the woods!

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