I prefer to refer to my guns & blades as tools rather than weapons, but of course they serve equally well for defence as they do for hunting.
I prefer 18th century equipment because it is robust, practicle & sustainable. I do own modern firearms, but for long term survival I depend on my 18th century tools.
My .62 caliber/20 gauge smoothbore flintlock fusil with a 42 inch barrel.
My .32 caliber flintlock rifle with double set triggers.
My .70 caliber smoothbore flintlock pistol with a brass cannon barrel & a left hand lock with a brass lock plate.
My hunting knife with an Osage Orange handle, one pin & a pewter bolster.
My legging knife. Rat tail tang & brass bolster ring.
My friction blade clasp knife.
My square poll belt axe or tomahawk with an oval tapered eye.
My hunting sword with stag handle.
The hunting sword in its scabbard on my equipment belt.