This is a repeat of the same question asked by the same user, Sean Price, on 06/06/2012: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...f-The-FiTTeST-END-of-The-World-SHTF-Scenarios Title of that thread was: "Best Kukri For Survival of The FiTTeST? END of The World, SHTF Scenarios?" There were 58 replies to that thread, so I suggest that people interested in the question read those replies, and I'm not quite sure why Sean is posting the same question again, and without telling people about the previous thread. Here is a subset of my reply at that time: "No khukuri will help you in a real Worst Case Scenario. That would include things like tsunamis, global famine and drought, epidemics, nuclear war, meteor striking the earth, etc. I suppose the handful of survivors, if any, might live a little longer with a good khukuri." I enjoy post-apocalyptic stories. However, in any such situation (whether or not zombies are involved) survival would depend on so many factors other than choice of khukuri that the question tends to trivialize the problem. More important than what model khukuri you have is: How smart are you? How fit are you? Do you have outdoor experience or survival training? What kinds of companions do you have, and do you know how to work in cooperation with other people? Where are you located in relation to the worst areas affected? How lucky are you? What kinds of transportation do you have? What kind of training do you have with weapons of any kind? The list goes on and on. At the risk of encouraging a repetitive thread, I'll add this: If society collapses and several billion people worldwide (or several hundred million in the U.S.) are desperately seeking food, water and shelter, any khukuri is better than none, but someone with a firearm will most likely kill you and take your khukuri. Eventually everyone will run out of ammo, but most people will have starved to death before that happens, and you will have your pick of swords, knives, clubs and rocks.