Zombie, Inc. - How To Profit From The Zombie Craze
Call it an artisanal arsenal. In Montana, a crew of 10 blacksmiths are forging handmade edged weapons to fight the walking dead.
The folks at Zombie Tools offer a selection of customized blades, including the Traumahawk for $235, and the Mack Daddy-O (a word play on the dan dao, a Chinese broad sword), which goes for $450. They make about 150 swords a month, many of which are exported to Europe and Asia.
"There are a lot of underemployed guys in the service industry who hate what they do and dream of making something with their hands," says Zombie Tools co-founder Chris Lombardi. "We're the guys who made that dream real."
Ammunition maker Hornady conveniently has a Zombie Max brand of ammo that's "specifically designed to vaporize zombie varmints," according to its website. There's even a Zombie brand ammo box.
Hornady's website boasts that Zombie Max "makes dead permanent," but it also features lots of warnings that this is live ammo. To wit: "Zombie Max ammunition is not a toy, but is intended only to be used on zombies, also known as the living dead, undead etc."
Montie Roland, president of Montie Gear, says he sold 600 of the $135 slingshots last year. He admits that the Y-Shot isn't really for killing zombies, but he does contend that it's "also a great way to run off those pesky deer that are eating your suburban garden or shrubs."
"It actually started as an idea as a wedding gift for my sister and her husband, because they both really like zombie stuff," said founder Ben Lewis.
Deluxe kits also feature extra zombie-chopping options like machetes and Gurkha-style kukri knives, but Lewis advised against wielding them "until the government tells us that there actually are zombies."
And of course there's world famouse The Zombie Survival Guide
[Via - CNNMoney]
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