Machete duel in England

A rare video: Two men duelling with machetes. Technically, one is using a “zombie knife”, a name which is really nothing more than a marketing gimmick. It isn’t much shorter than the opponent’s machete and appears to have a thicker spine.

This video is important because it demonstrates two things:

  1. Unarmed methods such as striking, grappling and ground fighting still matter and can be pivotal, even when blades are in the fight;
  2. Inflicting severe wounds might not be enough to stop a determined opponent.

News article with added photos of injuries – *GRAPHIC*

Zombie knife and machete used in broad daylight street brawl in Morecambe


Two men have been jailed over a broad daylight street fight which saw one of them slashed in the neck.

A machete and zombie knife were used in the “terrifying” brawl which broke out on a quiet estate in Morecambe. Horrified onlookers watched in shock as John Reid and David Jowett fought with the deadly weapons last May.

Footage of the incident was recorded by one witness and was played at Preston Crown Court today as the pair were sentenced for wounding each other and making threats with the weapons. The court heard that Jowett arrived at Reid’s home on Bartholomew Road after an earlier incident at the Station pub. Details of that earlier incident could not be agreed by either party and as such, the cause of the violent and bloody brawl remains unknown to the courts.

WARNING – GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF INJURIES