Zombie Apocalypse Axe the ZomBat

About: Robert started prepping 15 years ago in anticipation of the perceived Y2K crisis. Starting out small with just enough resources to get him and his family through a week of supply disruptions, this quickly tu...

What do you get when you cross ice skating with baseball? You get an Ultimate Apocalyptic Axe. What I would like to call The ZomBat.

This project is perfect for if you are in the apocalypse and need a weapon or an axe.

All parts are recycled and can be made without power tools.

Whether you have the parts lying around or get them from yard sales or thrift store, make one today and get ready for the coming Apocalypse!

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Step 1: Gather Materials and Tools

What you will need.


1 Ice Skate

1 Baseball Bat




Clamp or Vice

Step 2: Remove Blade From Ice Skate

Remove blade from Ice Skate keeping the screws to attach blade to bat.

Step 3: Hammer Blade Base

Hammer blade base to match the contour of the Bat

use a clap or vice to hold blade in place while hammering into shape.

Periodically check the contour of the base to the bat. The more precise the contour match the better the blade will attach to the Bat.

Step 4: Screw Blade to Bat

Screw skate blade to the bat using the screws you removed from the skate in the second step.

Step 5: Your Figure or Skate Bat Is Done. Go Take Out Some Zombies or Cut Down a Tree

Your Figure or Skate Bat is Done. Go Take Out Some Zombies Or Cut Down A Tree

You Awesome Apocalyptic Ax is now done and ready to save your life in the coming apocalypse.



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    29 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Okay, not only is this a versatile and useful in a variety of ways, but it also has a killer (no pun intended) name! Fairly simple to make too, which in apocalyptic times is essential. Nicely done.

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    3 years ago on Introduction


    I made one once with just nails and Barbed wire around the end. I love the irony of taking something meant to be graceful, and made this badass tool with it !

    When the Zombie Apocalypse hit's your more then welcome to join my off shore Island !

    I just hit the base plate of the skate till I had the right shape checking it periodically for fit. I tried forming right on the Bat but hitting it with the hammer was causing damage to the wood. I guess you could heat up the plate to make it easier to form. But the point was to take a minimalist approach using common tools that should be easy to find during the Apocalypse. Thanks for the comment.


    3 years ago

    cool, but i think it needs something a bit more sturdier than a bat

    I thought about that. The only thin is the more screws or nails used to attach the skates will weaken the bat and might break with use. But it would make a great display piece. :)


    3 years ago

    there it is!!! in its twin headed glory! thanks for upgrading and updating the instructable. I still love it . gets my vote !

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    3 years ago

    Although the concept is pretty cool, the screws used to hold it in place look a little wimpy. I would be curious to see how it holds up. Have you hit anything with it to tedt it out yet.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    I am going to field test it this weekend and post the results with video. The whole idea behind this project was to use only the materials that are available with the skate and bat. In an apocalypse you might not have much in the way of materials to source.
    What might you suggest as a method of fastening the skate blade to the bat?


    Reply 3 years ago

    Screws will probably work, but from the photo, only a few of them appear to be long, while the majority look short. They may work fine, but theres a chance the shorter screws may not bite into the wood enough and will rip out if it takes a hard sideways hit. The longer the screw the more it will grip into the wood and not want to rip out.

    Just did a chop test on a tree and the screws held up fine. I think though I might use your suggestion and use longer screws. Less chance of failure. Thank you for the comment.


    Very cool. How about some additional sharpening? The shape that skates are sharpened with is probably not the ideal blade for chopping. I'd love to see what this would look like with the other skate on the opposite side. I think wrapping some galvanized pipe strapping and screwing that in, would go a long way in strengthening this.

    Also, if you flipped the skate upside down and made it protrude a little from the top of the bat, you could probably sharpen the tail end of the blade into a stabbing tip as well for a more versatile zombat.

    Thanks for this, its pretty awesome!

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    Thanks for the input and the ideas. Funny thing is that I am just Finishing up a double like this one and a double with the blade in the opposite direction and will be adding pic later today or tomorrow. I have also sharpened the blade and will be doing a chop test with video to follow. Thanks again for your positive input. Have a great day.