When guns came along and became mankind's primary weapon, axes were relegated to chopping firewood and other mundane tasks—ending the medieval golden age of axe design. But thanks to a recent spike in zombie popularity, designer axes have enjoyed a renaissance.

You may never run into an actual zombie outside of a Halloween flash mob, but that's no excuse not to keep a few of these M48 Ranger Hawk Axes around the house, just in case. Sixty bucks gets you a lovely upswept stainless steel blade attached to a reinforced handle made from 30 percent fiberglass so it's light and easy to carry. Because the last thing you want is this weighing you down when you're cleaving braindead skulls.

[ThinkGeek]