So, you’re at home watching a Netflix zombie movie, and you see the protagonist swinging the bat into a zombie. So, you think to yourself, “hey, can I make one of these?” I’m here today to tell you yes you can, and you’ll learn how to make one in this article.
How to make a spiked bat? The first thing you’ll need to do is get a bat or to make a bat (with a branch). Next, you’ll need to get some long 5-inch nails. Now, you’ll need to hammer in a pack of those nails into the bat until you have the entire upper portion of the bat covered with nails. It is essential to practice caution while doing this because nails are sharp.
Let’s dive into more detail.
How to Make a Spiked Bat?
Now that you have a general overview of how to make a spiked bat let’s get into some more detail. Let’s start with the materials you’ll need to make a spiked bat:
- A baseball bat (if you don’t have a bat, watch the video above)
- A hammer
- A drill
- 5-inch nails
- A table
- Safety gloves
- Safety goggles
Now that we have everything we need, let’s talk about how to make this homemade self-defense weapon:
1. Get Ready Your Materials
The first thing you’ll need to do is put on your safety gear before anything else. Safety should be your top priority. Now, empty your bag of 5-inch nails and put your bat on the table.
2. Drill Holes In
Next, you’ll want to move the top of the bat (the side where you’re going to put the nails) to the ledge of the table so that when you hammer in the nails, it doesn’t destroy your table.
Now, you should slowly drill holes 2″ in. This should be where you want to put your nails. This is necessary so that your bat doesn’t split when hammering in the nails. You’ll want to hold your bat down with a C-clamp when drilling the holes to steady it. If you don’t have a C-clamp, use your hands to hold the bat down.
The holes should be all around the bat because you shouldn’t have to think when swinging your bat. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that whatever part of the bat you choose to swing at your opponent, it will be a deadly blow.
3. Hammer In 5-Inch Nails
Now that you’ve drilled in holes, you can safely hammer in the nails in the designated places where you have your drilled holes. It would be best if you were extra careful when handling these nails because you don’t want one of these piercing your hand.
4. Practice It
This is the final step to make sure that your self-defense bat works. This should be the fun part. You can take a swing at a pineapple on a tree stump to see if the bat splits or breaks upon impact and if it doesn’t, try out a tree.
If everything looks good and it has passes some durability tests, you have yourself a brand-new spiked baseball bat, and you should be proud of yourself.
How to Use a Spiked Bat?
Now that we have the spiked bat made, we need to learn where to place the spiked bat and how to use one properly.
It would be best if you did not place your spiked bat on the ground. Accidentally stepping on one of these will not be pleasant for you. It would be best if you stored it in an easily accessible weapons cabinet or safe to avoid this.
Once you have it safely stored, it’s time to learn how to use it properly.
The first thing you should do is be aware of the nails. The last thing you want to do is hit yourself with your nails. DO NOT overswing or move the nail bat near your body.
With that out of the way, you’ll want to attack your opponent with maximum force. One of the best ways to do this is to create a triangle with your legs, as you can see in the thumbnail above. Aim for an equilateral triangle. This means your legs aren’t too close together or too far apart.
Next, when you swing, you’ll want to move your front foot forward to create a wider triangle and point your feet outward, making it easier to do a full-body swing, including your hips.
Now that you know how to do this, practice this technique on a tree to see how good your technique is. If possible, wear a vest to protect your body and be very careful with this around your head.
Are Spiked Bats Effective?
Spiked bats are effective as a close combat weapon. However, if a burglar has a firearm and isn’t close to you, you won’t have much of a chance in a fight. But, if the attacker is unarmed and in close distance, this should work out just fine.
This is considered a lethal weapon, so only use it in situations where you’re truly in danger and you need to kill the threat to be safe.
This melee weapon can be as lethal as a firearm, creating a puncture wound going through bones and organs, ripping them apart. Overall, this is a great close combat deadly weapon, but not a great long-distance weapon.
In this article, you learned how to make a spiked bat for self-defense against dangerous enemies. It’s straightforward to make, only requiring four steps, and it serves as one of the best lethal close combat weapons.
Whether you’re making this for fun or for a close combat spike weapon, I hope you learned how to make a spiked bat and actually take action on this information.
If you learned something from this article, comment below what you learned, and if you have any additional advice, comment on that as well. Either way, I’ll be seeing you next time, and keep prepping!