In close combat, your weapon needs to be one that can penetrate the zombie’s skull without a great deal of acceleration or momentum, given your proximity to target and the inability to generate a great deal of centrifugal force, and still cause sufficient damage to its brain.
Your weapon needs to be compact, fast, and easily accessible while providing sufficient skull-penetrating power. As such, a knife, or similar stabbing implement is your best choice when fighting in CQC range.
Not every knife, however, will work effectively in a close combat situation with a zombie. There are certain characteristics you should look for when selecting the optimal edged weapon for close range engagements. In future briefings, we will examine each of these characteristics in careful detail.