There seem to be two general categories of melee weapons in Dying Light: blunt (bats, hammers, pipes, etc.) and sharp (knives, swords, cleavers, etc.).
Some sharp weapons have a trade-off of damage for an increased attack speed (ex. dagger), that is not quite what I'm talking about.
My question basically is: Given an average blunt weapon such as a bat, and a sharp weapon such as a sickle, what are the benefits of selecting one over the other?
It almost seems like blunt weapons wear down slower, but I could be imagining that. Sharp weapons can dismember, but blunt weapons can cripple body parts so those seem to basically cancel each other... Are there others?