For the seventh of my 25 Undead Christmas presents I want a long bladed machete.
Its not a weapon for the feint of heart. Chopping through a few zombies dressed as nurses or worse, boy scouts and girl scouts will cause most people to hesitate, which will get you killed. And that is just the psychological aspect of it.
Physically and technically the machete is the more difficult weapon to wield versus a non edged weapon. Flesh and bone can bind around the blade if you strike wrong, and you can easily cut yourself in the frenzy of combat, which even if its just a small cut, can kill you if you get infected blood in it.
Practice, practice, practice. High and low strokes, practicing to take the neck and then the legs. If you can’t kill them, taking a leg out will greatly reduce their speed. There are two major issues with using a machete.
The first is all about skill, but you can overcome this by practicing and making sure you feel comfortable with the weapon.
The second is much more difficult to deal with. Psychologically the impact of close in combat with a weapon like a machete is devestating. Even though they are just undead, they look like people.
I hope you can deal with it…