[ NEWS ] You can finally buy World War Z’s ultimate zombie-killing weapon
The famed battleaxe/shovel hybrid weapon the “Lobo” from World War Z was missing from the final film adaptation of the book, but then again 95% of everything in the book was missing from the film, so that really comes as no surprise.
In the novel, the weapon is said to be one of the key factors in turning the tide against the zombies. Guns ran out of ammo and heads were hard to hit. Bombs were careless and expensive. But battleaxe shoves? Cheap and effective.
ThinkGeek is now offering the new “Crovel Extreme II”, a super-utility weapon that bears more than a passing similarity to the Lobo that helped our boys defeat the undead in the original World War Z novel.
Obviously, the Lobo didn’t make it into the World War Z film — along with about a million other things — but the Shaolin spade-esque weapon has clearly inspired this new version ThinkGeek utility tool. The new Crovel “functions as shovel, hammer, crowbar, woodworking chisel, saw, and bottle opener,” and the shovel can be folded down when you’re not in the middle of fleeing a horde of zombies.
While it lacks the super-sharp edge of the Lobo, you’ll note the Crovel’s shovel end has a serrated edge that should take care of most of your zombie decapitation needs. Also, it’s not fictional, which is super helpful. The Crovel Extreme II is $140, but an extra $30 gets you a reversible steel “super spike” that you can place on the end for improved skull puncturing as well.