Katana fail! Don't try this at home unless your sword was folded by Hattori Hanzō! Still think you should carry one for the zombie apocalypse? Would you pick another melee weapon now?
That was not a real sword but some knock off POS.
dear lord, invest in a cold steel katana and cut em all down.....
I'll see your boar spear and raise you a naginata. Naginata == boar spear + katana, all in one. If you can find the real thing in good condition, and not a wall hanger replica.
The only downside to spears and polearms is that the shafts can break at critical moments. My style trains for this possibility, and you're taught to defend yourself using the broken shaft until you can obtain a better replacement (possibly from the bad guy you were just facing). I'd hate to have a naginata break on me when surrounded by Z's, but an emergency jo is better than nothing, especially if the ishizuki fitting is any good.
Steel shod pick helft
I love the balance of Estwing tools