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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)

22 Reviews
Product Code: Staff.Round.1.125x72.short

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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 ofall polearms. It is a formidable weapon of approximately six to nine feet inlength, 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 differentnames, owing to its use across a large time period throughout many Europeanmartial arts traditions. It has been variously called the staff, pole, shortstaff, quarterstaff, half-staff, and balk-staff. The moderate length of thisweapon allows its wielder to safely fight opponents at a long distance, whilealso allowing versatile and agile movements that would not be possible with alonger weapon.

For use in competition against another fighter using astaff, a Short Staff of 6’-7’ seems to be preferable. Against multiple orvaried 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 astraight, smooth, and strong hardwood. The diameter should be no more than youcan easily hold in your hand, but also not so thin that the staff would not beable to withstand heavy blows, and not so thick that maneuvering the weaponwould be difficult due to its weight. Each dimension can vary slightly from personto person, so a custom piece would be desirable for those who wish to seriouslyadvance their training. Otherwise, for new practitioners or large groups, astandard weapon which matches these general guidelines will do the job.

1-1/8" (28mm) diameter x 6' (72")(1828mm)
Approximately 2lb 5oz/1.05 kg;
International Shipping Customers - most countries have a 60 inch length limit, rates calculated by the cart may not apply. Please email us with questions.


Average Rating:
( 22 )
Maxam Daniels from USA
July 27, 2023
Quality Staff and Customer Service
No flaws in the design, and hickory turned out to be an amazing material to practice with. Customer service was quick, clear, and courteous. Arrived much sooner than their estimated maximum shipping time.
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Jed from Arizona
June 9, 2023
Staffs and staff
These Staffs are the best I have ever found. I use them for spear shafts. very strong. the staff at Purple Heart Armory is amazing! their communication and customer service to top notch! thank you!
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Ben from Henderson, NV
December 28, 2022
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72� Staff
Solid rod that arrived before Christmas. Definitely tough enough to spar and beat on a heavy bag. Smooth, no splitting, or cracks. The only down side is that it’s slightly warped on one end. Not sure if two laminated pieces makes it stronger than a solid rod, but we shall see. Expected a straight staff for this price.
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Benjamin Backe from Westminster, MD United States
November 24, 2022
Extraordinary staff!
Superb craftsmanship and material! I mounted a spearhead on mine, and I simply couldn’t ask for a better haft!
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Anthony P. from NJ, USA
December 7, 2022
Well made staff
I use the staff several times a week during my workouts for practicing solo forms and sparing with my BOB. The staff feels sturdy and solid in my hands. I got it with the flat blunts, which help with preserving the surface of my BOB and are easy on my floor. Very well made and great customer support.
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