As a climber I'd take my ice axe and hammer
alright, the running vs. walking zombie quesion is answered, but you forgot the more important one: what kind of zombie is it?
there are three types of zombies:
Chemical Zombies: still "alive" but were created by chemical warfare. brain is the target.
Bacterial Zombies: created by biological warfare. if we go by "i am legend (the BOOK)" logic, then the only way to kill them is to create a large enough hole so that they cannot cover it up, and the bacteria die due to exposure to oxygen.
Unholy Zombies: created supernaturally. and because they're supernatural, you cant kill 'em. we're boned.
either way you look at it, the most effective would be something like a shotgun since it makes a big hole, and can literally take someone head off. a knife would SLICE the brain, not destroy it. and since it SLICES, its not a big hole so the bacteria can create a film to cover it in no time.
for these reasons and more, i always have a backpack full of everything i need in my trunk (food, clothes, gas mask, paracord, etc.) a Gerber survival knife, and a 12 gauge. im all set.
wow, have we all been watching the walking dead or something?? lol
because i dont use a lot of axes, pistols, or mountain climbing gear in my kitchen, i would have to go with the deba just because its the toughest knife i own
It's like my ol' grandpappy used to say; "The less one makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look a fool in retrospect"
This is 14 inches long at the edge, light weight for speed, sever the head and on to the next:
"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
If you end up getting surrounded you can go out like Billy.
If you reach the age of 60 without becoming a curmudgeon, you haven't been paying attention.
People keep the strangest things in their kitchens apparently.
I know, right? I thought this was for kitchen things!