One of the more interesting things to come out of the novel was a multipurpose hand tool invented by the US Military called the “Lobotomizer” or “Lobo” (described as a combination of a shovel and a battle axe), to be used in close quarters combat. The internet is rife with DIY versions of the lobo, so we decided to showcase some of the more inventive ones.
This baby from Thinkgeek is called a Crovel Extreme II with a cool attachable steel “super spike” for maximum skull penetration.
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Yup– no fooling around with this one!
Check out these design variations…
In the following video, the fine folks at Zombie Go Boom took the matter to a test, with splendid blood-gushing results!
The lobo did not make it into World War Z, the movie, mostly because the awesome battles described in the novel didn’t make it into the movie. It appears that it almost did, according to this photo taken on set, with Pitt in full zombie battle regalia (in a scene that obviously didn’t make it into the movie). Maybe there’s hope for World War Z II.