A weak metric on a set is a function that satisfies the axioms of a metric except the symmetry and the separation axioms. The aim of this paper is to present some interesting weak metrics and to study some of their properties. In particular, we introduce a weak metric, called the Apollonian weak metric, on any subset of a Euclidean space which is either bounded or whose boundary is unbounded. We relate this weak metric to some familiar metrics such as the Poincaré metric, the Klein-Hilbert metric, the Funk metric and the part metric which all play important roles in classical and in recent work on geometric function theory. This paper will appear in the JP Jour. Geometry & Topology AMS Mathematics Subject Classification: 30F45, 51M15, 51K99.