Perry and Co. of Pittsburgh is a custom woodworking shop that just happens to offer custom lathed vampire killing stakes. How cool is that? They have a couple of different models available, but I want to focus on this one because it demonstrates one of my pet peeves- vampire killing stakes that can't kill anything.
I know this is pretty neckbeardy, but real stakes need to have a sharp point and a narrow shaft in order to slip between the ribs. A point this broad is going to slip along the rib bones and become imbedded in the muscle tissue along the side of the chest. Unless you're a professional blacksmith with incredibly developed arms you're simply not going to be able to pound a stake like this into a vampire's heart with a wooden mallet. A five pound sledge might do it, but the point is still going to skitter across the bone.
Of course, there is a perfectly logical explanation for all these chunky vampire killing stakes- they're traps. For decades actual vampires have been using enthralled humans to produce the kits, safe in the knowledge that the stakes are too blunt to actually harm them. Ernst Blomberg? One of the greatest traitors to humanity in the long, sad history of our battles against supernatural forces.