Zombie Tools

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  1. DPris

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    Anybody got one?
    Talking strictly about one of the blades made by that company.

    NOT looking to opening a zombie discussion, I'm looking for specifically products from this maker, for NON-zombie uses. :)
    Denis
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I do not, however I have quite a few tools that can be used for such...
    *George Romero fan*
    :)
     
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    Don't we all.

    Just looking specifically for quality reports on blades made by this company, and NOT for zombie applications. :)
    Do not want to discuss zombies, just quality from this company.
    Denis
     
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    Never used one. Don't know anyone who has. I've seen some online interviews, and those guys are more potty-mouthed than a 14 year old punk. So I want to not like them.

    That said...

    Did handle "The Felon" at a gunshow, and was impressed by how solid it was, and how nice the leathergear for it was. This despite them going after a tourist trap/rat rod/leatherboy sort of aesthetic.
     
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    Thanks AK.
    I'm looking for quality & performance.
    The name of the company's unfortunate, I don't care about the zombie thing.

    What gets my interest in their products is the 5160 steel and the lack of pretty polish & bright furniture.
    A couple of their designs carry features I'm looking for, and while I'm not a rat-rodder, I want something I don't care about scratching up.

    How did the grip feel to you? Seems a bit on the small side, from pictures & videos.
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    I don't recall much about the handle. It was a long handle, and the balance was further back than expected, no doubt due to the length. Given that the one I looked at had the handle wrapped in rawhide, it would seem easy enough to make the handle bigger around.

    It was a BIG knife. Vague Phillipino/Indonesian vibe to it.
     
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    I have one tool that everyone need it's the good word. Prov27:17
     
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    They look so pretty sweet... until I saw the price tag. Yikes! Pretty spendy for unproved gear. If you have the expendable currency to try this blade put I say go for it and let us know.
    They do look functional.
     
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    I pretty much dismissed them due to the name (terrible name if you're serious about selling your blades) but then I watched some of their videos where they test the knives and I have to say... I'm impressed. They may act like idiots, but they've got the heat treat dialed on the swords.
     
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    Yeah these are def not unproven blades. They more than prove them in some of their destruction videos where they destroy things like car hoods and cinder blocks etc. not saying you’d ever need to destroy either of those things, but they def have what they do best down to a science.

    I’ve liked their designs for a long time and have wanted to grab on just for Fun, but haven’t yet.
     
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    Not sure what that is... Got any pictures?:D..... really
     
  12. DPris

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    I look beyond the company name & the impression given by the makers. :)

    From the videos & limited research I've done, the blades hold up.
    As I said- the 5160 steel is a strong point, and while I'm not into post-apocalyptic scenarios, I'm also not heavily into high polish & "pretty" stuff.
    More performance oriented.

    The ZT line covers some useful designs in a finish I would not worry about scratching.
    My only real concern is the handles.
    They appear to be somewhat on the long & skinny side.

    Thanks AK.
    I would be looking for "big" in this case. :)
    Denis
     
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    I’ve handled several of them. Really nice blades. Yes they have the zombie apocalypse vibe obviously, but they are solid blades non the less. They are a bit heavy vs purpose designed tools, but if it was an only option I would not bat an eye to hard use one
     
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    How about those handles?
    Too thin, just right, need more wrapping?
    Denis
     
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    I find them to be quite comfortable. I usually dont like most leather wraps as I don’t find they are done well, but ZT does a really good job.
     
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    Thanks!
    Much appreciated.
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