How to Accessorize Like Daryl Dixon (Weapons & Accessories)

By John / April 7, 2015
Last updated: January 4, 2016
Daryl Dixon Standing with Crossbow

Daryl Dixon is the resident tracker, navigator and collector of walker ears in the group.  At times Daryl can seem distant, but beneath his quiet exterior is a selfless hero and reliable friend.

​Daryl is an expert survivalist and it’s no wonder why. He always seems to keep a few essential items handy, and that is all he needs to survive alone in the wilderness.

Weapons & Accessories Purchasing Guide

We recommend:

Crossbows, Knives & Grenades

Guns

Bandanna, Quiver & Sheath

Misc

Daryl's accessories overview:

  • Walker ears
  • Crossbow & quiver
  • Knives & grenades
  • Bandanna/handkerchief

​Walker Ear Necklace

I don’t quite recall the reason for Daryl constructing this horrifying thing (if they ever revealed it), but he definitely did and it makes me want to wash my hands just thinking about it.

Daryl Dixon Walker Ear Necklace

​Daryl doesn’t really ever wear this thing other than it’s first appearance to my knowledge. An accurate “down on the farm” Daryl Dixon costume would not be complete without this grotesque piece of hand-made jewelry.

​Buy It Or Make Your Own?

It is surprisingly easy to make your own custom, but they do also offer an official prop replica now as well. The choice is up to you.

​Thread some string through a few of the severed ears from this gag horror set and you’ll have your very own walker-ear necklace.

​Or you can get this prop replica on Amazon.  It's officially licensed and highly detailed!

​Daryl Dixon's Quiver

Every great archer throughout history - from Hawkeye to Legolas to Link to Robin Hood - has had a quiver. Daryl Dixon, the smooth talking, take-no-jive, arrow-slinger from The Walking Dead is no different.

​Daryl wears his quiver behind his back. It is used to store extra bolts for his crossbow. His is aqua-green colored and appears to be custom-made.  I’m not certain but it almost looks like a piece of green pvc.

This quiver isn’t quite an exact match, but if you need one it would serve it’s purpose.

​Daryl Dixon's Crossbows

He primarily uses a Horton Scout HD 125. In season three when Rick, Carl and Michonne come across Morgan and his homemade armory and cache of weapons, they decide to bring back a new toy for Daryl. A Stryker Strykezone 380 bow which he receives in ep. twelve, but doesn’t actually use until ep. thirteen.

Daryl Dixon Crossbow

​Do they sell his exact crossbow?

This is a perfect match to Daryl’s Horton bow and it’s even been personally autographed by Norman Reedus! Check it out here!

This Barnett Jackal crossbow is a more affordable alternative for the Horton bow while it isn’t an exact match, it comes pretty close.

This Stryker Strykezone 380 is the exact bow Daryl gets from Michonne after she, Rick and Carl have a run-in with Morgan. It’s not cheap, but it would really complete an accurate Daryl Dixon cosplay!

Daryl's ​Dead Squirrels

Daryl is a carnivore. He’s not going to let a shortage of readily available edible meats stop him from devouring tasty animals. So being an expert hunter, he preys on the other white meat - squirrels and the other other white meat - rabbits.

​No Daryl Dixon costume would be complete without at least one dead squirrel. Since carrying around animal carcasas seems to carry a bit of a stigma, I would suggest an alternative.

​This stuffingless animal chew toy would make a perfect faux dead squirrel, and you won’t have to harm any defenseless critters!

​By the Blade of Daryl Dixon's Knife

​Daryl’s trusty standby knife of choice is the Busse Team Gemini. It is a fixed blade knife that Daryl keeps sheathed at his side at all times.  It has put down countless numbers of walkers and cleaned and gutted many of Daryl’s meals.

​If you're lucky enough, you may be able to find an exact match to his knife on Ebay.  You can check current listings on Ebay here.

​If you’re looking for a more affordable fixed blade knife like Daryl’s then look no further!  This Schrade survival knife looks really close to Daryl's, and it's much cheaper than the Busse.

Daryl Dixon Standing with Crossbow

​If you plan on sporting your Daryl getup in public, this rubber trainer knife is a safe alternative.

​Sheath

​Daryl’s sheath is black, and he keeps it hung on his right hip.  Depending on the knife you end up choosing to match Daryl’s, you may or may not be in need of a sheath as some knives come with their own.

This black knife sheath is a similar match to Daryl’s and it’s in stock and eligible for free shipping on Amazon.

​Daryl's Grenades

During the Governor's siege on the prison and the battle that followed, Daryl is seen multiple different times using grenades both to disperse the Governor’s men and to single handedly take out a F#@%ing tank!

​Proving even further that Daryl is the baddest mother F'er surviving the zombie apocalypse.

​Are they available to the public?

Sorta.​

These pretend play toy grenades will go a long way for a “prison-escape look” Daryl Dixon outfit.

​Cigarettes?

Daryl Dixon, like many “bad-boys” before him, has taken to the unhealthy habit of smoking. He is seen on several different occasions puffing on a smoke to relax or pass time.​

​If you are particularly health conscious like me, I have a much safer and healthier alternative to suggest.

These candy cigarettes, while still considerably controversial, are a great substitute for tobacco cigarettes and they’re more a hazard to your teeth than your health!

​Black Bandanna

Daryl has been seen on several occasions covering his face with a black bandana. Usually he dons it during the burning of walker carcasses.

These black Levi's bandanas are an exact match to the ones Daryl uses, and they’re eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.

​Red Handkerchief

Daryl Dixon, like any gentleman or handyman, always carries a handkerchief. You never know just when it could come in handy.

​His handkerchief is red and he carries it in his left back pocket.  This red pocket square is a perfect match to Daryl’s!

​Guns

Daryl isn’t known for his use of guns obviously as his main weapon of choice is a trusty crossbow. Looking back at all the series so far I was surprised to find that Daryl actually uses several different firearms. In fact he has used at least one gun every season thus far.

Daryl Dixon Shotgun

​Daryl has been noted to use these guns:

  • Remington 870 Wingmaster (Season 1 Episode 4 & Season 2 Episode 7)
  • Colt .38 special (Season 3 Episode 5)
  • AKMS (Season 3 Episode 7&8)
  • M4A1 (Season 4 Episode 8)
  • Mossberg 500 (Season 4 Episode 1)
  • Smith & Wesson M&P (Season 5 Episode 8)
  • Norinco Type 56 (Season 5 Episode 7)
  • M16A4 (Season 5 Episode 6)
  • Winchester model 70 (Season 5 Episode 8)

Airsoft Alternatives

  • AKMS - This airsoft rifle is made to resemble the AKMS and is a perfect match to the one Daryl uses.
  • Colt M4A1 - This airsoft is made to resemble the M4A1 Daryl uses in Season 4.
  • Mossberg M590 - This Mossberg 500 airsoft is a great match to the one used by Daryl on The Walking Dead.
  • Smith & Wesson M&P - This airsoft is modeled after the Smith & Wesson M&P Daryl is seen with in Season 5.
  • M16 - Here is an M16A4 airsoft gun that’s nearly identical to the one Daryl uses in Season 5.

​In conclusion I guess I learned that I don’t need to smoke to be as cool as Daryl Dixon, I just need to wear a walker-ear necklace and carry a dead squirrel.

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