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Short Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round 1-1/8" x 72" (6ft)
Short Staff - Laminated Hickory - Round 1-1/8" x 72" (6ft)


 
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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 to 1-1/8" (28.5mm) diameter. .

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.


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5 of 5 long spear September 18, 2019
Reviewer: Victor Raab from Muskego, WI United States  
perfect for those wanting to use a longer spear

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5 of 5 July 15, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Houston, TX United States  


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5 of 5 Awesome Staff/Great Work December 26, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Oakland, TN United States  
My son and I love these. They are exactly as described. Though, we haven't ever tried the strength test on them, given what we've put them through in past, I'd believe the numbers. My son has enjoyed using his to spar with members of platoon, better than the q-tips they normally use, he says.

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3 of 5 Laminated staff December 24, 2018
Reviewer: Vincent Morton from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
I thought I would try the stronger laminated staff after I broke my 6 foot staff during practice. The new laminated staff arrived and looks nicely crafted overall, but at closer inspection it doesn't look like enough glue was used. There are some areas of slight separation 3"-4" long down the adjoining line. I will have to wait and see if it holds up.

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5 of 5 April 6, 2018
Reviewer: Barry Davis from Locust Grove, GA United States  


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