I have an old axe handle for this specific purpose. It's light and has decent reach but is made of very hard wood, ash if I'm not mistaken. If someone knocks on my door at an odd hour or when I'm not expecting people, I always have it in one hand just in case they decide they're not at my door to sell me something or tell me I've won Publisher's Clearing House.
I....huh? Look, I'd just like all my anime threads, 99% of the reason I come here, huddled together in a quick and easy to find/access section like we had before. It shouldn't be THAT difficult I'd think.