For me, a machete is a pretty cheap, practical tool that can also be used for self defense.
I also like small japanese hand picks/hoes - good for yard work. Could also be used like a tomahawk.
My buddy says a guy he knows uses a spear. The spear guy was a former fencer. Anyway, the guys started messing around. The fencer used a long staff and dominated all the other guys using wood "swords".
(5' reach vs like 2' reach....no brainer there)
Makes me think if buying one of those cold steel Bushman knives that can be easily attached to a staff.
I think a Bushman knive could be your ticket - a knife and spear in one - just add a staff
Last edited by Tim808; 11-15-2012 at 03:47..