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Zombies - Skyrim great sword test! Zombie survival weapons.

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BUY A BALLISTIC HEAD: http://zombiegoboom.com/zombie-boom-head-re-usable-mold/ In this episode we visit Cold Steel and Lynn Thompson to see if a Two Handed Great Sword can make a zombie go boom!...

To call it a Skyrim greatsword is a real kick in the nuts to Skyrim. Cold Steel is a shitty company that makes overpriced shit, and then they sit on their high horses, talking about their products like they would be unmatched. What a joke.
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+Andiders I would have said the same if i was still ignorant about their products. I always saw the official website or cold steel catalog prices and thought they were steep. Of course there is always a big difference between buying from a brand's official site and buying from someplace like amazon, but with cold steel the gap is quite large. For instance their Large Voyager is 79.99 on their site, not even including shipping, and I got it for 37.45 including shipping. And its easily worth that 79.99 as its hands down the toughest folder I own, esp for the weight. My recon 1 is great also, may be even tougher, although is a tad heavier too. They make excellent folders. Many of their products are martial arts, combat, and self-defense based rather than outdoor use and survival/camping, so im not as huge about their fixed blades (I can get something just as tough, more specialized for outdoor use, and cheaper too) but there are many that love them. Just depends on what you like. But they do have quality offerings
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you dont use swords in a zombie apocalypse for a reason one being you have to maintain it well, keep it sharp, clean it, and a lot of shit. Also just striking with a swords itself takes some skill. It looks easy, but its not. I would go with something like an axe, cuzz even tho an axe lost its edge, it still can kick ass.
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Warhammers anyone?
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+YMC pewface i can assure everyone that its way harder to use a sword then use an axe or a mace or a hammer... it requiers more training and more maintain then any other close quater weapon. but i would use it in that scenario but not the greatsword it would be not practical too big to travel with and do my daily things all day maybe i would go for a one handed sword maybe a messer or a falchion or the biggest sword i can imagen to work in that scenario would be maybe the longsword but i would be happier with a falchion (i fuckin' love longswords and greatswords i have a few of them but they are not for that situation... a falchion is like a machate its good for lots of stuff...) and i would were maybe a brigandine/coat of plates for simple reasons: protects me well,pretty comfortable(for an armor), light (again for an armor), and easier to maintain then full plate armor... or atleast for me... i'm not that good at smithing...i would were them and maybe a helmet (maybe a bascinet cause it offers good protection while i can move up my visor to see better and ofc i would not wear armor all the time just if i'm outside)...i choose these types cause this is enough to not die (mostly) but it doesn't restrict my mobility as much as a full armor would do. i would maybe go for an axe aswell or for some polearm (poleaxe/halberd/spear) an axe maybe a tomahawk (good as tool and good as weapon) and maybe a falchion for sidearm. Greatsword would be effective through... in a fight... but it would be a pain in the arse to maintain and carry it and clean it and stuff like that so i say the longsword is the upper border in length.
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0.17 can you really blow somebodies brains out with a fucking plank?
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If it's heavy, and you strike with the narrow side, absolutely.
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Well atleast with zombies
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Skyrim greatsword? The zweihander doesn't exist exclusively in Skyrim...
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Well... swords are a bad choice for a zombie apocalypse if you are not a well skilled swordsman. Even if you have the best katana on the planet you will either make it stunk in the body or break it in the very first strike because sword effectiveness is greatly dependant on the user. I recommend blunt weapons that can pack a heavy punch.  With an axe for example you can hit the target with the flat(hammer-like) half so it already acts like a bigger hammer with lighter weight so you won't get exhausted so easily. If you insist on getting a "real" weapon for the adventure I suggest a warhammer.
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I'm seeing a lot of master samurais here... Observe this simple test. Strike a greatsword and katana together by the edges. Which sword is still a sword? Answer : Greatsword
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I'll just use a gun and shoot all of you, the end.
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its a zweihander not a skyrim bullshitsword, assholes
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Zweihander is literally German for "two handed." The Steel Greatsword in Skyrim closely resembles this sword.
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Lynn is such a pussydestroyer :D hes swag level is probably over 9000
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CORECTION!!!! OVER 420
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Oh god what pants is that dude wearing. PLS TAKE THEM OFF, MY EYES ARE BURNING
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Complete bullshit. This has nothing to do with skyrim, real cutting test or even real sword fighting. apparently the only relevant thing is that there are impressive visuals to preach cold steels "weapons"
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ALMOST 600.000 SUBS XD
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The first sword is so useless. Who needs such a bulky thing with a hilt having a size over a half meter.
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Does anybody notice the condoms used as blood bags?
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They should do one with the spartan sword from 300, or an energy sword from halo.
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Estúpidos americanos...
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i dont find cold steel products impressive or appealing they all look cheap but its just my opinion 
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Why do people like these people there just some people who probably believe in aliens/zombie because the zombie apocalypse will never happened.. My friend somehow likes you guys. PLUS all he does when he's at my house OR his house all he does is watch you retards. Just saying.
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Oh good chop chop, good for British soldiers. You deliver to Afghanistan overnight shipping yes? Only $50? That cheaper than goat whore! I maybe piss in jar and sell on ebay to American women as anti-wrinkle herb tea for $50. Then I test great sword vs katana on live Like real samurai. I will post as jew go boom.
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02:38.... haha, I cant stop being reminded of the scene from the Movie "Fight Club"... where Brad Pitt in the parking lot said hit me, then "AHHH, you got me in the Ear"...
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Should have tried a double decapitation
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The steel greatsword from Skyrim weighs 17 pounds. The man said that his sword weighed about 6 pounds. Hmmm.
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and real swords weight 4-5 pound hmmm
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Lynn thompson is awesome 
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Look at this dude. Master swordsman he is not.
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I bet everyone has to suck lynns balls in this episode... LOL
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All the people out there who think this sword is "too big" or would cause fatigue "too quickly" need to realize that there are a million different swords out there that have their own strengths and weaknesses.  I actually am partial to these "two-handed greatswords" because that is what I have trained with and I know what they are capable of in trained hands.  Personally, I'm not a huge katana fan, and I know that there are others out there that say katanas are the best swords ever made (which might be true from a certain point of view).  The point is, there is no "best sword" out there, and every sword make compromises in either strength, length, cutting, thrusting, speed, etc.  It is up to YOU to choose what sword you would use most effectively.  This Cold Steel production of a German greatsword is a very good one if you prioritize strength and reach.
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+30-30 Patriot No Problem, thank YOU for not being an ignorant YouTube flamer that knows nothing about what they're on about.
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All thesec"experts" on zombies in the comments arguing who knows how to kill zombies better.
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again, zombies dont exist. therefore this information has the same value as the materials to kill a dragon. 
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that be embarrassing if you were killed by a dude in shorts that short
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haha reminded me of the zweihander from dark souls
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+stevenisminecraft yeah it's pretty awesome and its second grip makes it perfect for piercing armor. also i think it can also be used like a club
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that blood splatter from the "Splatter Shot" was totaly NOT Photoshoped in there ;) idiots
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Btw, are thos Condomes used as blood bags? xD
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Wat heeft die Jim gozer een kanker hoofd
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Wat heb jij toch een kanker attitude
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Are those condoms? In the zombies head?
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Don't really get how that's a "Skyrim" sword...
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It kind of resembles the steel greatsword, but not really.
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Do a video on ice hockey stick to see if it can kill a zombie
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I don't get why you would want a sword that big and awkward for the zombie apocalypse, good luck not getting it stuck on a branch or something
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The sword would tire you out. Its too big to move with. And if you missed or struck the wrong way, you are very open. You also have to have alot room to use it.   As the guy said below. A fire axe would be far better.
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It's 6 pounds is no problem  for a sword that big. IM surprised great swords didnt weight more than that.
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This is the silliest thing I have ever seen. 
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if the sword was used for stabbing why is there no blood groove in it? when the blade would enter the body it would end up getting stuck due to the vacuum blood groove is there to release it so the blade can be retracted
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Omg that creepy porno music they play over the boom footage matched the guy perfectly
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the skull was practically non-existent
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The blade looks a bit too wide and the guard doesn't need half that much metal.  I mean if I'm blocking a blow that needs that much metal to stop it my wrists would be gone long before then.
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i'm sure a lot of people have already asked this but,what does that cold steel paddle sword have to do with skyrim? i know of greatswords in skyrim that roughly follow that design but why lable it skyrim?:P
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ZombiegoBoom is a joke.  Just  sad bad joke.  
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i dont know if you realise but zombies don't exist so of course it is
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And a midget im pretty sure, your shit is over priced, strong but way to high. Also blades are heavy and balance is ehh? With mods not bad but chenese kicks your ass, fallkniven and benchmade better cheaper knives, san mai really over rated, shrade even steped it up this year too, extreme shrade destroys all your knives for like 60 bucks, blade on blade it split your laminated trailmaster which is what 250 bucks, you kinda suck, step it up, same videos for 10 years with your fat ass in them, ohh
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pathetic - even for this channel.
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Is that even a real head and a real humun skull that's why is so easy the GREAT KATANA IS JUST KATANA IS JUST 6 POUNDS :P im at united kingdom
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the only zombie you will see in your life it's yourself when getting up in the morning
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That "Great sword" is a zwihander
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He's just finished training for the day? Burger training.
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i want one ot those !!!
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could he have worn any shorter shorts
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Doesn't Jim look like a white Steve Urkel w/o his glasses? LOL
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oh god... this show reminds me of all those cod fanboys who think they can shoot a real gun almost all of this stuff is bullshit, especially cold steel blades. "6 pounds! 6 pounds! that's it!" you're fucking kidding me right? traditional zweihanders weighed around 4-5 pounds (doesn't sound like a big deal, but trust me when you're swinging a sword you'll notice) and then mr big boy's edge alignment is so off that he ends up tearing half of the way through. and the blood, oh my god there's way too much blood, that guy would have died from cerebral hemorrhaging before the zombie got to him
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great vid, however don't think I would have him on my team, it took over 8 seconds to slice the dummies head, 7 seconds to ling when dealing with the undead.  Great sword as well but wouldn't change my Katana for it, Katana much more agile.
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Jim is kind of annoying and useless
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GUITAR I Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago
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katana greater than greatsword
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I never said they had greatswords. They also had pikes, which is the most relevant point. In fact, it's not the only time the japanese got massacred by pikes. Meanwhile greatswords are said to be used to open up pikemen formations. Also, I don't see how the chinese beating the portugese has any relevance at all.
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Lynn thompson is a fat idiot, get out of the videos your a fat out of shape bald dude, you are so out of shape when you say your "training"i assume you mean face stuffing at mc ds. You are not swordsman, will never be one fatty, go kill some african game and leave swords to men, you embarrasyourselve
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Why Skyrim? Zombie survival weapon?? A sword is a lot to maintain, I'd rather have a axe, spear, or flanged mace. And 6 pounds? What the fuck are you thinking? This thing does not need to have such a thick flat. Clearly these people on these channels know nothing about swords.
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+genesisofpain Actually it's a little under 7 pounds according to the CS website. Historic swords like this weighed up to about 7 pounds.
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is there condoms filled with tomato source in the head
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+genesisofpain your town slash city is awsome honestly they have a shop called the little store
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Well, it kind of resembles the steel greatsword, but not really.
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The only thing about this is it is mostly just a ballistic gel casting.  It would be nice to have some representation for bone density with the skull and also the vertebra in the neck line as well that would be taken into consideration for cleaving and decapitation demonstrations.  But still awesome video.
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Actually there is a a skull, and you can see a bit of vertebra where the sword cut. Those are plastic with the same density as bones.  Sorry for my eventual bad english. 
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The real steel greatsword from skyrim V has leather strip wrapping and doesn't have a round guard and has a dual sided pummel
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how old are you guys? like 20-30 years old haha. And you are like children running around thinking there is gonna be a zombie appocalypse HAHAHA!!! Why don't you go to a try out for The Walking Dead haha. TWD is great by the way.  GROW UUUUPPPPP!!!!
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LoL, were those blood balloons condoms? x.x
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Given a supposedly zombie apocalypse similar to the one in "The walking dead" series, your best melee weapon is a very thin but pointy metal bar, 3-6 feet long. It might not be easy to find at first, but when you do, you can improve it even more by sharpening it and making a grip on its body for better handling. Use it as a spear by making quick thrusts on the heads of the lifeless ones, you will be dropping dead bodies by dozens or even hundreds if you have a good physical condition, just don't get surrounded! Using hollywood style blades or swords will only get you killed as they are heavy and can't be pulled fast out of the pierced heads. Oh and don't forget to protect your wrists, neck and lower legs from possible bites! But well ... don't worry, the only zombies that we are probably going to meet are the sheeple :P
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if its proper medievil blade its not that heavy your thinking a sword weighs as much as my axe the fat guy even said it was six pound thats less then half my metal bat and a blade dson't get stuck easy aless its barbed and no serrated blades don't count if you use them right
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+Lord Fuzzle I absolutely agree to what you say, but a 3 pound, 6 feet long spear-like weapon would be more efficient against these things on the long run, that's all I tried to imply.
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Dovakin Dovakin Dovakin!!!
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always wear white shoes and socks on the zombie go boom chanel 
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Oh man it would be so cool to be a medieval heavy armored nobleman. Slicing through legions of unarmored peasants armed with farming tools like a boss, taking their gold and women, and using it to buy even more OP gear to slice peasants and smash in plate armor.
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and im saying you could murder peasants and zombies because you would be unbiteable lol
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Swinging swords like baseball bats........
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Argh.. Zombies are not real...
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fucking stupids....
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Not good grammar JACKASS
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I feel like I'm watching stupid Call Of Duty trickshots. OMG THIS IS SUCH A SICK SHOT! THIS IS SO CLEAAAN!
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OpTiC J1M..... FaZe chuck.....ErA charles ........ObEy frances........FaRiKo Kristen
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Take it down a knoch, trying to relax here. But this is so hyped.
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6 lb. greatsword. SIX POUNDS. Congrats, you wasted perfectly good metal.
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Whatever happened to this guy doesn't he host anymore
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Behold! the power of the short short, triple chin COMBOOOOOOOOO!!!
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As if Cold Steel was the shit... I prefer buying a 1550 albion claymore with dang good Steel. Cold Steel is over hyping their sword damn too much.
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Even then 6 pounds is way fucking too much. I prefer going with a Nice quality 3.5 two handed sword...
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That sword would be useless against a horde. Plus that guy took about ten years to aim it and he didn't even get a perfect shot. You need guns or a riot shield and melee weapon against zombies.
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Not so; the time it took to aim is of no concern, they were recording it. A greatsword like that one could easily knock down a zombie if crushing/slashing didn't kill it. And the reach will allow you to do so before they get to close. 
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+Josiah Maharas But a riot shield would be awesome. And I wouldn't want to use that with a greatsword.
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THEY USE CONDOMS AS BLOODBAGS LOL
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you guys should do a lock in a sock againts your zgb ivan heads
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You really need to rethink you're life
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At 6 pounds that sword doesn't even need to be sharp to damage.
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Sure but if you guys see a real zombie you piss in your pants
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well it cut through that piece of cardboard tubing and the very thing piece of jelly like rubber..must be a good sword...>.> ..
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+csknives that would mean buying the sword the bit of rubber that cost about 200$ or more and the tube ..no thanks but im sure if you'd send me a free skull i'm sure i could do the same damage with a 5$ kitchen knife 
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I've seen the tests firsthand, and performed a few of them myself.  Go buy your $5 kitchen knife and a 200lb crush weight mailing tube. Please share your cutting results... Sometimes it costs money to back up your brag. We spend a lot of money testing our products so that we KNOW what they are capable of. Whereas you are simply speculating. 
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