With a short staff I bind your neck,
And if I fail to put you into the ground, you can count yourself lucky.
See how with a short staff I hold you bound by your neck. And from
here if I wish to throw you to the ground I will have little trouble
doing so. And if I choose to do worse to you I can keep this strong bind
applied. And you will not be able to counter this play.
Also a bastone, or Bastoncello
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.