Home > European Martial Arts > Staffs >

Short Staff - Octagon 1-1/4" x 72" (6ft), Hickory
Laminated Hickory Staff


 
Price: $49.00
Quantity:

Features Sizing Shipping Information
 
Features
Historical Information HERE.

This series of staves are made with 2 layers of impact grade hickory laminated together to form a strong, straight and defect free staff. This is the best wood possible for martial arts use. The hickory is strong, yet it is flexible to not be brittle when struck against other equipment. We hand oil at least 2 coats of a boiled linseed/mineral spirits mixture.

This series of staves are made with 2 layers of impact grade hickory laminated together .

The Short Staff is one of the most studied and popular of all polearms. It is a formidable weapon of approximately six to nine feet in length, and was often described as the basis for all other types of polearms, such as the halberd and pollaxe. This weapon is known by several different names, owing to its use across a large time period throughout many European martial arts traditions. It has been variously called the staff, pole, short staff, quarterstaff, half-staff, and balk-staff. The moderate length of this weapon allows its wielder to safely fight opponents at a long distance, while also allowing versatile and agile movements that would not be possible with a longer weapon.

For use in competition against another fighter using a staff, a Short Staff of 6’-7’ seems to be preferable. Against multiple or varied weapons, such as would be encountered in war, a Short Staff of 8’-9’ would be most effective. In either length, the staff should be made from a straight, smooth, and strong hardwood. The diameter should be no more than you can easily hold in your hand, but also not so thin that the staff would not be able to withstand heavy blows, and not so thick that maneuvering the weapon would be difficult due to its weight. Each dimension can vary slightly from person to person, so a custom piece would be desirable for those who wish to seriously advance their training. Otherwise, for new practitioners or large groups, a standard weapon which matches these general guidelines will do the job.


Accessories
1-1/4" Black Rubber Blunt - One
Price: $2.00

Add
1.25" Black Rubber Blunt - One

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 19 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Beautiful January 1, 2022
Reviewer: A. Daniels  
I'm at my husband a quarter staff for Christmas and he went gaga for it! He says it is excellent to hold, just the right weight, and the perfect length.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 December 24, 2021
Reviewer: Travis Guillory from Houston, TX United States  


Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 stick December 21, 2021
Reviewer: Miranda Vasquez from Mission, TX United States  
The staff is of good quality and very easy to use once you practice. Also helps me get around the house when my knee starts giving out. Makes you feel like a wizard almost.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 July 8, 2021
Reviewer: Tyler chandon from Davis, CA United States  


Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Short staff June 27, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Columbia, SC United States  
I bought this for upper body shoulder flexibility exercise, thinking it should be fun to use and to learn how to use it. I’m very pleased with it, as it is well made and well finished.
It also satisfies my mild interest in medieval period fighting and weapons.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews