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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 Great staff! July 7, 2020
Reviewer: James Morganelli from Chicago, IL United States  
This staff was laminated and I was impressed! Been working with staves for years and with all kinds of wood. I used this one for the shaft of a spear build and it did great! Will buy more!

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3 of 5 Expected Straighter June 17, 2020
Reviewer: Jake Johnson from Georgia  
For the price, I expected a fairly straight staff. It is curved to the naked eye. When I lay it down, it isn't smiling, but it's sure smirking. Give it the old pool stick test, and it jumps around. The process of production is surely a lot different, but my wooden broom handles are a lot straighter.

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5 of 5 My Father was very pleased. May 17, 2020
Reviewer: Douglas Fugate Jr.(son of Douglas Fugate Sr.) from Wellman, Iowa (Dad In Medford NJ)  
I purchased a short staff with black rubber blunts and had custom engraved with his name for his birthday.  He likes to take long walks at the age of 74, but covid-19 made him concerned about social distancing so he began carrying a shower curtain rod to illustrate safe distances.  I wanted something exactly six feet for him, but most walking sticks were either far short or much to long for the purpose.  After much searching I finally came across the woodenswords.com website and thought "this is perfect."

At first he thought I had sent him a "yellow steel pole" for his birthday.  He admitted it was a heavier than his shower curtain rod (I probably should have gone with a lighter wood) but now he's glad I did because now that restrictions are starting to loosen people are getting dumber and he's glad to have something to thump the stupid with if it comes down to a confrontation.  He was kidding of course....I hope he was kidding.  Anyway, he loves it.  Thanks so much!

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5 of 5 Quality May 14, 2020
Reviewer: Cameron McKay  
Just good quality. Not much more to it its good strong wood and it has a nice finish. Would recommend.


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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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