For the fifth of my 25 Undead Christmas presents I want an Ash baseball bat.
They are light, very strong, and are a great way to take down a zombie or three quietly and safely. The risk of splatter is there, but less so than if your using an edged weapon, so even if you get surprised and don’t have your gas mask on, you’re likely to be just fine.
When your picking your bat, make sure you look at the grain and find one with long flowing lines. Short, choppy grain is a likely sign the bat will not be as strong as a piece of wood with long grains.