The neon-green zombie craze has mostly shuffled back off to the grave. Ka-Bar and Leupold and Eotech aren’t pushing their undead ‘tactical’ products at us, although Hornady Z-Max ammo remains a viable choice for defense against living or unliving predation.
But AMC’s The Walking Dead is still at the top of its game, and remains one of the best and most popular science fiction series in television history. It has legions of fans who aren’t necessarily people of the knife or the gun, and this licensed, limited-run collectible katana is aimed at them as well as us.
It may seem incongruous that Michonne’s sword comes with an unsharpened 27″ blade. This renders it completely useless (until sharpened) but it might be a good idea when you consider the other side of the customer demographic that it’s aimed at. Walking Dead fanatics, sci-fi collectors and cosplay geeks would promptly amputate their own fingers if their new collectible katana were scary-sharp.At $225, this sword is at least comparable in price to the Lord Of The Rings blades that one of my neighbors used to collect. It’s hand-forged, not folded, from 1045 low-carbon steel, and doesn’t seem intended as a working blade. (And maybe it’s good that the world doesn’t need too many ‘working’ katanas these days?)Vendor’s link here.