PRIMITIVE WEAPON NUMBER 2 – THE AXE
The axe is an ancient tool-weapon. Essentially, a tool- weapon is just about anything that started off having a legitimate use as a tool. At some point, someone was invaded, attacked, robbed, or raped, and reached for this “tool”, which suddenly became a weapon, and a formidable one at that. Axes and their smaller cousins hatchets are still effective tool-weapons. A full sized axe is capable of causing major and life threatening trauma with both the bladed side and the hammer side, and the best part about the axe is that it is still a legitimate tool and will be viewed as such by law enforcement or any other prying eyes.
Not only should you have an axe at home for wood harvesting (even if you don’t currently harvest wood), it makes a handy weapon in a pinch. At short ranges, it absolutely defeats any sort of body armor, and even if the blade doesn’t cut through the armor, it will deliver blunt force trauma that’s off the charts.