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by Red Tamarillo
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: WWYD machete vs knife?
Replies: 62
Views: 5522

WWYD machete vs knife?

I've been thinking about knife vs machete recently. More in the case of junkie burglar scumbag with knife vs homeowner with machete (a machete that happened to be nearby because the homeowner is a collector, and local laws say one can only use what's lying around for self defense. The junkie scumbag...
by Red Tamarillo
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Homemade slingshots info/help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: Homemade slingshots info/help?

Funnily when you posted that I'd just ordered the rereleased 12" Cold Steel bowie machete from cutting edge. I remember that kukri you were talking about, it was me who recommended a steak knife like companion blade- because that's the knife most of us western guys have the most experience using. I'...
by Red Tamarillo
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: World War Z movie - Brad Pitt and Paramount! W000T!
Replies: 603
Views: 65290

Re: World War Z movie - Brad Pitt and Paramount! W000T!

I was thinking today that the movie might create a buying surge of tools/weapons if it creates some new to the genre fans. But then the egalitarianism and central theme of hand weapons being effective (in the book) doesn't look like it's been carried over to the movie. Having super fast ant zombies ...
by Red Tamarillo
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Homemade slingshots info/help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: Homemade slingshots info/help?

A fellow Victorian, I presume? Some nuances on slingshot legislation in case you missed them. You can't carry them on you, in your car or take them off your property pretty much. It's not like knives, where it's up to police discretion whether or not you have a good reason, you just can't have them...
by Red Tamarillo
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Homemade slingshots info/help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: Homemade slingshots info/help?

Seems like you are at the beginning of a fun ride... I started mine five years ago. I recommend reading through my blog. My forum is also a great place for tips. Slingshots, like knives, are highly individual items. It may take you some time to find a design and band setup that you really like. It ...
by Red Tamarillo
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Found an interesting tomahawk vid
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Found an interesting tomahawk vid

Stormcrow- cool to see you making Tomahawks now and trainers. You could make a basic machete trainer too. There's some Escrima type ones on ebay but they're very tactical looking and not just like a basic Ontario 12" or 18". Could you make guards on some of your bowies? (from the blanks not the roll...
by Red Tamarillo
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: A spike to the head, may not work?
Replies: 14
Views: 5110

Re: A spike to the head, may not work?

Yes, double tap good. Claws on a hammer are natural double tap.
Or maybe some wiggle waggle? In which case you want it to stick a little.
by Red Tamarillo
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Homemade slingshots info/help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Homemade slingshots info/help?

I was rereading my local laws the other day and realised I can legally own a slingshot as long as it's homemade, yay! (I live in the most restricted nanny state in Australia, so just about anything projectile, except bows because they take dedication, is illegal- blowpipes, throwing knives, anything...
by Red Tamarillo
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: A spike to the head, may not work?
Replies: 14
Views: 5110

A spike to the head, may not work?

I've been in the Estwing rock pick anti Zombie camp recently, and even got a Cold Steel spike hawk today (after watching the now disappeared anti Zombie Cold Steel youtube vid). In the youtube vid the spike penetrated a dead pigs skull and rebounded out because of the wooden handle very easily. But ...
by Red Tamarillo
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Night of the Living Dead Long Knives
Replies: 30
Views: 6377

Re: Night of the Living Dead Long Knives

I sold my Ontario Marine Raider Bowie, found it too heavy for me. A kinetic juggernaut. Crappy sheath. There's a hole in the market there- for full tang bowie's with metal crossguards. I have a 7" SP42 gen 2 without metal cross guard which is light and nimble. Wish there was an equivalent with a lit...
by Red Tamarillo
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Night of the Living Dead Long Knives
Replies: 30
Views: 6377

Re: Night of the Living Dead Long Knives

I'm feeling a little bit too much negativity in some of the answers so far. The OP went to a lot of effort, and there is good info in his post. He acknowledged that some of the Cold Steel stuff was no longer made, yet still available on ebay. He just obviously hasn't seen 2013 (with the machete smat...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed May 29, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Blunt Weapons Ideas and Picture Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 4352

Re: Blunt Weapons Ideas and Picture Thread

The CS Brooklyn Smasher is a baseball bat made of polypropylene, and is unbreakable. Unlike the other items featured above, I can get stopped by the police with that in my passenger seat, and not raise any eyebrows...anywhere, anytime. Jamie No offense Jamie, but that's bad advice. There is a famou...
by Red Tamarillo
Tue May 28, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Found an interesting tomahawk vid
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Found an interesting tomahawk vid

Thanks.
by Red Tamarillo
Tue May 28, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Cold Steel training weapons, some thoughts
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Cold Steel training weapons, some thoughts

I compared all I've got on my boxing bag today and thought I'd post some thoughts. I have: 42" Sjambok, Axe Gang hatchet, Bokken, Gladius, Medieval waster (1 hand), Sword Breaker, Trench hawk, Wakazashi bokken, Cut down Brooklyn Crusher and Smasher (to make them more hand and a half/lighter), Escrim...
by Red Tamarillo
Tue May 28, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Looking to commission a Dha
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Looking to commission a Dha

I once ran across a review of a monster machete/sword made by Aranyik. A quick google now took me to: http://www.current.aranyik.com/2012/11/2013-latins-sabers-vs-old-designs.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aranyik-Trading-Company/165373413480945" o...
by Red Tamarillo
Mon May 27, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Found an interesting tomahawk vid
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Found an interesting tomahawk vid

Sorry, don't know how to imbed youtube vids. Cold Steel's LT at some sort of blade show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii7XwamZSm0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Interesting points about blocking, how a spike hawk gives you more surface, and holding the hawk variations- hand near th...
by Red Tamarillo
Tue May 14, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My ideal weapon - feedback appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 4774

Re: My ideal weapon - feedback appreciated

Re framing hammers etc... http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=78724" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I also like my 16oz straight claw Estwing: http://www.estwing.com/nh_rip_hammer.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Light enough to keep on swinging. Plus...
by Red Tamarillo
Mon May 13, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My ideal weapon - feedback appreciated
Replies: 42
Views: 4774

Re: My ideal weapon - feedback appreciated

lNow, you mentioned some concerns about the spike on the warhammer, and I tend to agree, although for different reasons. I'm less worried about falling on it (a sheath or head cover, and a safe way to carry it, solve this), and more about the spike getting stuck in stuff. In the video on the Cold S...
by Red Tamarillo
Fri May 10, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mark Boyle: How I lived by spending nothing for two years
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Mark Boyle: How I lived by spending nothing for two year

Rev has made it sound a lot like this:

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by Red Tamarillo
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: MIT Active Shooter
Replies: 471
Views: 15010

Re: MIT Active Shooter

There's some speculation by CBS that the poor cop was assassinated because they only had one handgun, but then couldn't yank the gun out of the locking holster. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/23/miller-tsarnaev-brothers-killed-mit-officer-because-they-needed-a-gun/" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: MIT Active Shooter
Replies: 471
Views: 15010

Re: MIT Active Shooter

A lot of teenage and adult males have 1000's of hours of tactical training these days on first person shooters. Maybe we haven't heard much about the M4 longarm from the press or cops because it is one like this? http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Rimfire-Rifles/Semiautomatic|/pc/104792580/c/10...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: MIT Active Shooter
Replies: 471
Views: 15010

Re: MIT Active Shooter

The SUV was parked with it's back end to the cops. They were at the front end with the front lights on them, illuminating them shooting. The guy says the cop cars were 75-80 yards away, presumably the cops were behind their cars. It looked like the bombers were shooting with pistols. That's miles aw...
by Red Tamarillo
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: MIT Active Shooter
Replies: 471
Views: 15010

Re: MIT Active Shooter

This is the pits dudes! Have you read about the interrogation?! The survivor is a citizen which means religious-based terrorism was just applied on US soil by someone who came from our nation’s main stream, was listed on its honor roll, and came out of one of its most prestigious colleges. This is ...
by Red Tamarillo
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: MIT Active Shooter
Replies: 471
Views: 15010

Re: MIT Active Shooter

There has been plenty of bitching in this very thread about the police running around like military (after the shooting of course). Before the shooting there had not been a shot fired. No one was expecting Mumbai II; but a prudent person would have been a little more ready likely. The article says ...

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