- Fast attack speed, on par with that of the Katana.
- Long reach, making it a safer option against zombies.
- Found at civilian locations.
- Causes targets it hits to bleed.
- Using nails, it can be upgraded to the even deadlier Makeshift Bat.
- Its damage-per-hit is average, requiring two normal or a single power attack to the head to kill a civilian zombie without investment in the Overkill skill.
- Found in the same places as the superior Katana.