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GET YOUR VERY OWN ‘WORLD WAR Z’ LOBO

GET YOUR VERY OWN ‘WORLD WAR Z’ LOBO

Max Brooks’ hugely popular novel World War Z has become a bit of a blueprint when it comes to describing the impending zombie apocalypse, and how society might deal with it. Or not deal with it, as the case may be.

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.

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  1. The real ‘weapon’ is actually the GI Issue E-Tool, or Entrenching Tool, around for decades as many a GI will attest. Foldable and comes with ALICE attachment points and a handy ABS hip case, the venerable E-Tool should be in every kit. Not only a shovel, but GI and good repro versions have a side that can be honed very close to an axe blade. Yes, they’ve been used in combat for non-entrenching roles from ‘Nam to the present… Battle tested.

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