[ NEWS ] You can finally buy World War Z’s ultimate zombie-killing weapon
The famed battleaxe/shovel hybrid weapon the “Lobo” from World War Z was missing from the final film adaptation of the book, but then again 95% of everything in the book was missing from the film, so that really comes as no surprise.
In the novel, the weapon is said to be one of the key factors in turning the tide against the zombies. Guns ran out of ammo and heads were hard to hit. Bombs were careless and expensive. But battleaxe shoves? Cheap and effective.
ThinkGeek is now offering the new “Crovel Extreme II”, a super-utility weapon that bears more than a passing similarity to the Lobo that helped our boys defeat the undead in the original World War Z novel.
Obviously, the Lobo didn’t make it into the World War Z film — along with about a million other things — but the Shaolin spade-esque weapon has clearly inspired this new version ThinkGeek utility tool. The new Crovel “functions as shovel, hammer, crowbar, woodworking chisel, saw, and bottle opener,” and the shovel can be folded down when you’re not in the middle of fleeing a horde of zombies.
While it lacks the super-sharp edge of the Lobo, you’ll note the Crovel’s shovel end has a serrated edge that should take care of most of your zombie decapitation needs. Also, it’s not fictional, which is super helpful. The Crovel Extreme II is $140, but an extra $30 gets you a reversible steel “super spike” that you can place on the end for improved skull puncturing as well.
- Dated: 19th century
- Measurements: overall length 36”. Blade length 13 1/4”
There’s a watch integrated into the handle of the cane, while a pull of the handle reveals a dagger nearly a foot in length.
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The Gilling Sword
- Dated: 9th century
This sword, first spotted by a nine-year-old boy playing in a stream, is one of the finest Anglian weapons to be found in England. Eagle-eyed Garry Fridd was later awarded a Blue Peter badge for his amazing discovery in April 1976. He was playing next to Gilling Beck, Gilling West, near Richmond, in North Yorkshire, when he noticed a piece of metal close to the stream’s edge.
The two-edged iron sword has a handle decorated with silver which has a combination of geometric and plant designs. Anglian and Viking warriors were often buried with their swords. Archaeologists have discovered a number of these burials in North Yorkshire. Other swords of this date have also been found in rivers and it is thought that weapons of defeated armies may have been thrown into rivers.
Source & Copyright: Yorkshire Museum