The Story behind Panacea X

Someof the ALONE cast in Atlanta Airport, ready to fly to Patagonia! From left to right Dave Neesia, Robert Weir, Britt Ahart, Zach Fowler (winner of season 3), and the photo was taken by one of the stars of season 3 Callie North.

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In January of 2012 Robert Weir, former owner and founder of ACE LTD. USA, (aluminum rifle stocks), debuted a picatinny rail mounted electric chainsaw bayonet on an AK47, a chainsaw that he custom fabricated just for SHOT Show 2012.  I had intended the Zombie X Chainsaw Bayonet was just to be promotional, an item for the show, just to attract attention to our booth, but after the second day, we could see from the smiles and the glee on people’s faces that if we did not manufacture them, someone else was going to.

Panacea X LLC, a Nevada organized LLC, was formed in March of 2012, primarily to bring the Zombie X Chainsaw to market.

I was planning on forming a business that same year to produce my Survival Machete, and the saw (Zombie X) was just the thing  I needed to help motivate me to bring my survival tool business to life.

Panacea X will produce and bring to market only the highest quality, durable, functional and well tested products. We will stand behind our products and back up our products with one of the highest level of warranties in the industry; all products manufactured by Panacea X are guaranteed to be free from any manufactures defects for the life of the original purchaser.

It is our goal to sell only the highest quality products that we would fully recommend to a friend or loved one.  

Robert Weir is an avid metal craftsman,outdoorsman, adventurer and inventor/entrepreneur.  So keep watching the Panacea X website for new high quality, highly innovative, durable and well tested products that will help you survive in whatever world you find yourself in.  We want you to succeed and have fun in your adventures!

Panacea X’s the originator of the Survival Challenge Tool, and the original Zombie X Chainsaw Bayonet!


My intention for all of the gun parts, machetes, knives and survival tools I have designed is that they would be used only in a conscious way, and that is with respect for plant and animal life.

It is my intention that the survival tools and inventions designed by me, Robert F. Weir and manufactured through Panacea X LLC, will not ever be used as an offensive weapon.

Further, that these tools will be used in accordance with the law when taking animals for food, and ethically as they are used to forage for useful plants and animals. Take only what you need, replant/reseed where possible, improve habitat where you can.

If we the outdoor enthusiasts, that are out there enjoying it, cannot protect it, or help it to flourish, then who will?

When conducting a simulated wilderness survival training, or foraging for wild foods, take only 1/3 of the crop available. If you only found one plant in your whole area of operation, don’t take, help it! Weed around it,(reduce its competition) open up the canopy above it a little bit, dig around its roots and loosen the soil. Water it! To me it feels truly satisfying to do this, even though I only do this once in a while. Another example when harvesting wild onion or Soap root for example, you can cut off the lower small section of the bulb with the roots on it (the part you normally throw away or compost at home), and carefully put it back into the hole you dug it from and then rebury it, with a little water, it will usually regrow.

Of course, my Chainsaw Bayonets seem to be an extremely horrid and terrible weapon. Yet when people see it, they react with humor and smile and laugh, as I had intended it!  A Chainsaw bayonet is so over the top and absurd, that it is humorous! That is my intention for this device to bring in humor, and fantasy to people, it is intended to be just for fun.

There is an old Cherokee wisdom that I like and utilize often, as I tread on a gray line between two worlds, with my inventions, and that is this:

After a child sees his parents having an argument, he decides to ask his most trusted mentor about it. “Grandfather, why do people fight?”. “Well” the old man replies “we all have two wolves inside us, you see. They are in our chest. And these wolves are constantly fighting each other”. The eyes of the children have grown big by now. “In our chests too, grandfather?” asks another child. “And in your chest too?” asks a third one. He nods, “yes, in my chest too”. He surely has their attention now. Grandfather continues. “There is a white wolf and a black wolf. The black wolf is filled with fear, anger, envy, jealousy, greed, and arrogance. The white wolf is filled with peace, love, hope, courage, humility, compassion, and faith. They battle constantly”. Then he stops. It’s the child that asked the initial question that can’t handle the tension anymore. “But grandfather, which wolf wins?”. The old Cherokee simply replies, “the one that we feed”.

Please do your part for yourself and the world and feed the White Wolf.

Also remember this old Japanese adage:

“It is better to light one candle then curse the darkness.”

Pick one thing you can do to help, and burn bright!

One more profound item I found:

We see what we believe.

So believe in good things! Belief and imagination are the two most powerful “powers” that we humans have.

We can do great things if we believe we can.


Robert Weir